When I got this guitar I was a little surprised with the look because it looks a little different than the picture, but it's still rad. The best part of the look is definitely the binding and the inlays, they look beautiful. Anyways, it play amazingly, the active EMG's are so sick, they sound so heavy. However, they still sound good when you play with a clean tone. All the hardware is very easily adjustable and is not complicated at all. The guitar also comes with all the tools you'll need so you don't need to go out and get them if you don't have them. The only real problem is that there is a bit of a buzz on the lowest string, but it doesn't effect how the guitar sounds when you play it through an amp. Overall, I couldn't be any happier with this guitar. It's definitely worth the [$].