Awesome, Versatile Guitar
I play hard rock / prog-metal, and wanted a guitar that looked less like a cliche shredder, but that had enough crunch and ***** to fit the genre. This guitar fits that criteria perfectly. I was skeptical about the pickups, but the output and tone is actually very similar to the Seymour Duncans I've played in my other guitars. Action and intonation was good out of the box, but being a metal head, I had to file the nut and reset the intonation to compensate for my thicker strings and SERIOUS down-tuning. If you stay in standard tuning or drop D, you shouldn't have any problems.
The customer service is ALWAYS amazing at Sweetwater. It's awesome to see pictures of the actual guitar you're buying, instead of just stock photos. And my sales rep (Karl) always keeps me posted with the progress of my order, from point of sale to receipt.