I have been to heck and back with this guitar, won competitions, lost some too... I think I've had it for 5 years now and it still plays as if it's brand new. Everyone who plays it compliments the neck. I just love it, the pickups it comes with are incredible, never had an issue with it, this thing just kicks bum. I give this thing 5/5 in every single department except the coil tap, I play mostly high gain stuff with occasional cleans and I don't think i'll every prefer the coil tap sound, maybe the regular pickup sound is just that good? I can't even think about anything else negative to write about this. P.S. Sweetwater is the best for purchasing an instrument and have unmatched customer service for online or local music shops.