I am way late to this topic, but I have a 2681, and it is my #1 at the moment. Had it for about 18 months now - and agree that it is heavy, but it is such a good looking guitar- with the tree of life inlay, that I can't do without it. My only issue is that I feel the original pickups are a bit muddy on the low end. Really nothing I have found to fix that up - but a good flanger helps it out in my uneducated opinion - that would be my only complaint. The high end is crystal clear - I am playing it through a Fender Twin Reverb (not on bright setting becaue that is too much), so that probably helps this highs.