Just got it yesterday locally. Been playing 50 years, this is really one of the best guitars I've had. I disagree with one reviewer's assessment of the pickups, they sound just great with super-biting highs to the point where I have to roll off the treble on the amp, and that's just thru my Roland Cube 40GX, so I can imagine what it would sound like if I still had my Fender Super Reverb. The tonal response is excellent, so for me personally, I'll leave the pickups. Tuners are very good also. Just set the action low if you like, easy to do, and each string can be set individually, and you'll have one fast, fast neck. This guitar does everything, rock, metal, and even jazz. And it's very light weight, no more lugging around a 10 pounder. Read all the reviews here, they're good.