What is your opinion of this product?
Just fantastic. Full disclosure, I've wanted one of these guitars since i was 16. 20 years later I finally get my hands on one.
If you want heaps of sustain, it is right here. The pickups are very bright and twangy! visually the guitar is gorgeous, with zero flaws.
This guitar feels different in the spacing of its strings (more space between) than my other guitars, which is taking some getting used to. but by design, it gives you the space to perform really wild full step bends. I could see this guitar being great to support chicken pickin' as well, i It is really a great player, which you would expect when you get to this price point.
I know that the SRV pickguard is a point of contention for people and some remove it, but I think it looks great.
I believe having the right guitar for the right style of music is important, and have a few different guitars for different needs. but this one? You are going to get into the blues and be inspired when picking it up and practicing.