This was the first guitar I've ver bought online. I've played a couple other Rhoads models, but this one takes the cake. A thru-body neck is something I've always wanted, but most of them start at 1K. This thing was under that and had 99% of the specs of guitars that start at 1K. The reason I say that is everything I've seen with these specs usually have a more "high end" wood for the body, not basswood. Other than that you wouldn't know it was $750. Yet I didn't pay $750, it was on sale for $478. That's a steal IMO. I got a harmonic out of the 1st fret. Which I haven't been able to do with any of my other guitars. EMG pickups are amazing. 81 (Bridge) is great for lead stuff and shredding while the 85 (Neck) is great for cleans or thickening up a solo. The Floyd Rose special is awesome. I've seen people ask about the Floyd, I can get EVH style dives out of it. If this ever got lost or stolen I would definitely get another, even if it wasn't on this awesome sale. Get this guitar, you won't be disappointed And my sales engineer Matt made sure I got it on time. Sweetwater is the best place to buy gear from. As always I will buy gear from here.