About ten years ago, I saw an "Alley-Kat" (limited edition) hanging on the wall at your New Haven, Ct store. I by-passed it, but when I saw one again when I was in Torrance, Ca. I bought it, and for the money, you can't go wrong. Aside from the "out of the box" minor adjustments (strings, cleaning up, etc), I have had nothing but happiness with it. I own two Sheraton ll' s as well as several other "Epi's", and the only thing I have found not to my liking on this one is how high the Bigsby sits. Play-wise, it is a nice axe; good sounding, easy-playing neck, etc. I will give it (or a new one) someday to my grandson. I also own three Les Paul Customs (the old ones), and cannot remember when they came out of the box last. The 'Kat' is a guitar I will bring to gigs along with whatever else I might want to bring. Buy it-you can't go wrong!
Big Richie C.