This guitar is such a joy to play! Bending on this beauty is really satisfying and the pickups sound great. After playing it for a bit right out of the box, I was a little worried with the tone I was getting. After realizing the pickup height was too low, I set it to the correct height and am loving these pickups. This is my first fat strat and I love the added versatility with the humbucker. Jay Frederick was my sales engineer and did a fantastic job! It's hard to find companies that really place a big emphasis on great customer service. I couldn't be happier and will definitely shop with you guys in the future!