I got a well known awesome rod builder to build me a custom GT rod after I finally found the blank I wanted. I can't say enough about Andy but to keep it short - he's got mad skills. He did everything I asked for and met my expectations and more. Thanks again Andy you are a great rod builder and friend. The rod is 8' and blank is SG. I wanted to keep it simple so Andy blacked it out for me and just added a touch of silver trim like carpenter rods on the guide wraps. Haven't had a chance to weigh it yet but its pretty dang light but I can feel it has plenty of power.