2013. It's a limited world edition of 400 units. There are several interesting features in this guitar. The neck's profile is asymmetrical, narrower up and wider down, which is very comfortable. The tuners Grover lock. The pickups are Seymour Duncan, model J. Bonamassa and the finish is the elegant Gold Top. It came with black plastics, but I changed them for white ones that in my opinion look better in a Standard.