My first Les Paul style guitar. At $ my expectations were low, but this guitar delivered bigly. Not the hottest PU's in the world, but you can coax lots of different tones out of this setup. The neck feels awesome, the satin finish shows the woodgrain beautifully, and the overall feel is solid with some delicious resonance when the low tones are ringing. I'm not a professional musician, and I'm not a luthier, but this guitar feels right as rain. I had been a Strat guy forever, but I rarely pick up my American Deluxe anymore.