This is a great amp, esp for the money. I play a stock Gibson Les Paul Studio and I play everything from Hendrix and Pink Floyd to GNR and Metallica and the C30 sounds great.. It can handle any type of music except high gain shredding but you can always add a pedal since it takes pedals just fine. The cleans are sweet, the reverb is very usable and the dirty channel is perfect for GNR type riffs. Its pretty small in size but gets LOUD but still sounds really good at lower levels. The build quality is very nice (and its USA made) and it looks sweet in person. Mine has a cage around the tubes to protect them and there's even some dampening material in with the tubes to keep them from rattling, which I haven't experienced. I've had it for about 9 months and I haven't had a single problem with it. If you like playing the blues, classic rock and rock, I doubt you can find a much better deal than the C30. I looked at tons of amps before I bought this thing and if anything were to happen to it, I'd buy another one, hands down.