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Had a Kramer Voyager years ago in the 80's, and regretfully sold it in the 90's. One of the best guitars I ever owned. So, found out "by accident" that Kramer (Gibson) was making guitars again, so I HAD to try one. This guitar (SM-1 EMG's) is one of the best guitars I have owned. Build quality is excellent on the SM-1. Similar to my older Kramer Voyager, this guitar just is always in tune. Only occasionally need to make minute adjustments with the Floyd Fine tuners. I do use the Floyd regularly too. I am always amazed when I fire up the tuner just to check it before a show, and it's in tune. I have owned MANY guitars over the years, and the SM-1 I can tell you is a RARE find. The EMG Pickup's are very versatile. It has become my main guitar now. Gibson would be wise to concentrate more on Higher End Kramers for the future. The SM-1 is at the top of the line up in terms of price/features, so I cannot speak for the quality of the rest of the lineup, but this guitar is Awesome!