I helped my brother to get this guitar. He has been lusting after my PRS Custom 24 in blue matteo finish for a long time now, but could never afford one. when this came out i showed it to him and he was blown away. We came to the Sweetwater outlet in Indiana so he could actually play one before buying. The finish looks better in person! The guitar is super light, but still has a beefy low end. It actually has some of the best tones I've heard out of an EMG equipped guitar. The neck is perfection. It plays better than my $3000+ PRS!! You simply cannot get a better rock or metal guitar for anywhere near this price. And the Sweetwater sales team was awesome!! My brother had never shopped there and was shocked that there were willing to bring out several of these guitars to let him pick out which one he liked the finish on better. So in closing, add up the features: SUPER fast compound radius raw unfinished neck, thru body design, EMG pickups, locking tuners, a FLAWLESS finish, and a very fair price tag. What more could you ask for!?!