I wanted hardtail and satin neck. Didn't need tremolo or sustainiac. It's also cheeper than FRS, and I like more options with the coil split. The guitar arrived with nice low action and perfect intonation. I just tuned it up and played right away. The fretboard was very dry though. Needed some oil. No tools in the box, but I can use what I have from other guitars. In a well-lit room the red reign finish really pops.