I sold three nice guitars to help fund this guitar...and it was worth it! This is the best playing, sounding, and looking guitar Ive ever owned! This guitar can do it all (strat, LP, etc) with its own unique voice. You will be blown away at how well it plays - its a true workhorse that really does feel like a natural extension of your body. Expensive? Yes! Worth it? Absolutely! Thanks to the wonderful service at Sweetwater for helping me with this decision - amazing guitar!