Great guitar! Excellent build quality and components. It is light weight and very comfortable. The neck is thin, flat, and fast. I really like that the back of the neck is not finished. It's very smooth and easy to play. The stock SD PUs have great tone. I would recommend this guitar to anyone considering guitars in this price range. The only reason I'm not giving a 5 is that it was built in 2011 according to the serial number and inspection sticker (purchased Aug 2013). Kinda wish I had known that before hand. They do show the inspection sticker in the photos but it's too out of focus to read. Even though this guitar is 2 years old it doesn't seem to have any issues and I'm glad I bought it. It's the best $700 guitar I've owned (ESP EC1000 Deluxe/Ibanez Iron label 7/ Gibson nighthawk/ LP studio/ American standard strat). I am considering buying a second one in the Vintage Burst finish. The service from Sweeteater was great too. This was my first purchase from them and I will buy from them again. I had just bought and returned a guitar from another online vendor and it wasn't packaged anywhere close to how this one was. The guitar was packed with care. I was concerned about buying online again but after reading about the 55 pt inspection I figured I'd give it a go. Glad I did!