This is an excellent bang for the buck guitar, the pickups, hipshot bridge, and locking tuners make this guitar a work horse.
I'm literally blown away by this axe, the binding/inlays offer a very nice touch to the quilted maple top and compliment each other very well.
Play ability is excellent, the hipshot bridge offers the ability for smooth speed runs and palm mutes. The guitar came out of the box ready to play-no set up was required and the guitar came in tune! Pretty impressive.
The Seymour Duncans give life to this already well crafted instrument. Pinch harmonics are a breeze in the bridge position and have great clarity when the the distortion is cranked (evh 5150 el34). the neck pickup is very creamy and smooth sounding, this pickup combo is versatile to say the least.
After the initial inspection I put on my favorite set of strings (elixir 46-10 poly), oil the fingerboard, and used some fret polish. MIND BLOWN.