I saw that USPS posted it as delivered, but I haven't checked the mail today--probably a package slip in there...Yeah--lightning fast!
EDIT--Yep, a package from Chris awaits my pickup at the P.O. Can't wait to get started--still rendering that darn floral print and changing to purple...
Yep--the body has arrived! Let me tell you folks of my first impression before I get to the actual review.
Overall condition: Very great cut, and minimal sanding required--not nearly as rough as I
thought it would be!
Neck pocket: Fits my 2001 RG-570 neck like a glove! No need for shimming at all!
Packaging: Fan-flippin'-tastic! Bubble-wrapped and in a size conforming box!
Routing: Very accurate, and the lion's claw is very sharp--no need for putty!
Cavities are very accurate and fit the 570 cover plates!
Monkey grip is dead-on and positioned accurately.
Final thoughts: I love you, man!
I'll try to get a few shots up in the Purple Floral Build Thread today. I'm still waiting for Al's fingerboard and purple acrylic inlays--I didn't want the mirrored purple this time, so I had to wait an extra few days.
Chris--you are putting out some fantastic bodies! Keep it up, and I think you'll be the next big contender in the aftermarket Jem parts department!