Let's get this shit outta the way first...
Excuse the rushed phone pics (complete with smudgy hand marks). I'll take some better ones tomorrow
There was some uncertainty about what exact model this was going to be, because there are 3 different releases of the XPT700, and the stock image the website used said "image for reference only" which concerned me as to which incarnation I was going to receive!
Luckily, it's the most up to date version. The first XPT700 had horrible neck dive because of where they put the strap pins. The second one in 09 had the bigger bevels, and the bottom pin moved to the bottom edge near the jack input. The 3rd was identical to the 2nd, but they also moved the TOP strap pin to the inside of the upper horn, as opposed to having it on the rear.
I got the latter, and couldn't be happier with that, because this son of a bitch balances like a motherfucker. Sits exactly where you want it to across your body.
When it arrived it was fucking freezing because it's been travelling from Italy over the last 36 hours, so I left it for a few hours so it could slowly come to room temperature before even attempting to tune it up and do a set up.
It's warm enough now, I've just made a slight neck adjustment, but I can't for the life of me find my goddam motherfucking tuner! So I'm still yet to plug it in
Shim the neck!