1 feet 9 months ago according to this video, at least: i never really knew, never owned one, and not sure what the current (or pre player's choice) equivalent to this might be. i get confused with the fretboard material and scale length of the varying versions. but its interesting. the body sounds a little thinner and the tone is a little more snappy. kinda neat. my only personal frame of reference is my supertron'd 6118, which sounds different, to me. fatter.