Amazing Guitar for the Price!!
I honestly never heard of Mikael Akerfeldt and his band. I am a calligrapger in my spare time and was attracted by the gold calligraphic pattern on the top plus I prefer ebony fingerboards.
The neck, fingerboard and frets on this guitar far exceeded my expectations. I've own/owned MANY high end guitars including PRS USA models. I am not going to say that this guitar is equal to a PRS Custom 24 but the fingerboard is very close on this SE PLUS it is Ebony!
The bridge pickup sounds great but the neck pickup is bassy. I just lowered the bass side and raised the treble side of the pickup. The string saddles seem crudely sinished but servicable. The tuners seem adequate but some folks prefer locking tuners especially for whammy bars. I am dropping in a set of my favorite tuners, Schaller Gold Locking 3X3 Tuners.
The guitar inspired me to look up Opeth and I was very please with their music.