Best guitar purchase in 45 years...
With guitar prices escalating (especially those made in the USA), there is no guarantee you'll end up satisfied. Having just bought my first (and last) Gibson USA LP I saved so long for, in the finish and appointments I could afford, I learned a sad but valuable lesson. Quality and pride here in the US as far as guitar construction goes hands down to the mom & pop shops and can set you back up to $10,000.
That being said, I knew this purchase would be Asian made for most if not all parts, but Sweetwater has always stood behind its warranties and service. I depended on Kenny Bergle and his staff to stand behind their word and I wasn't disappointed. The fit, finish, Floyd Rose model and the Sustainiac info was right on and it plays perfectly for me. I'm getting older (LOL) and by no means a shredder; never was, especially when you consider I actually watched the Beatles on black & white live visiting Ed Sullivan. I consider myself lucky to have experienced music from the 60's through todays metal madness with most of my grey matter intact.
I now get a laugh out of playing anything from Jefferson Airplane to Pink Floyd to Stryper and in between. Had to have this guitar and I'd recommend it to anyone, unless you can afford a Jackson Phil Collen signature in Satin. Best money I've spent in years and I'll always come here to SW for any purchase.