1 Steeple923 2 weeks ago On June 1st I retired after 32 years of teaching high school math (still coaching XC and Track, though). I had saved up for a guitar, planning on the GDP Pearl Jet as a retirement reward. As that has not come to fruition, I was down at the nearby Guitar Center to peruse the selections and visit a former student and runner who works there teaching guitar and doing sales. I ended up bringing home a MIM Fender "Alternate Reality" Electric XII. It had minor cosmetic damage in shipping, so I got a great price on it, and don't have to worry about that first bang or scratch. Details: Alder Body with Roasted Maple Neck (c-shape) 9.5" radius, and Pau Ferro Fingerboard. 25.5" scale. Fender Electric XII split coil pickups. Hardtail bridge with string-thru body. Plays like a charm and doesn't weigh 300 lbs. like my Epiphone G1275 double-neck, which I guess I can sell now. Plays and sounds awesome.