Funny you should mention that. I have one. There were different Contours, mine is simply the "Mockingbird Contour". Does have binding, though. I bought it on a whim, $199 GC closeout. This MIK is shockingly good. Easily worth at least the $399 regular price. Flawless fit and finish. Even the setup was great right out of the box. Smooth and comfortable player. Sounds great, wide range, and effective coil splits. No desire to change any of the electronics. Simply "you gotta be kidding me". The only weak spot may be the tuners. They look a little fragile, but so far it holds a tune decently. Easily my best cheap guitar. Yup, I got the Bich Pro X Custom when MF were blowing them out. I've kept mine. Another decent MIK axe, but I'd easily take the Contour. Not that this Bich is any slouch.