I bought this guitar as a huge George Lynch fan. In my career as a musician, I've owned all of George's signature models including the custom shop versions. This guitar is as good as the best of them. It feels great, sounds great, and is super playable. I made a very simple string action adjustment after the guitar acclimated to my region. It's good to go. I couldn't believe how nice the pickup is. It's far better than a Screaming Demon. I also own the LTD Kami4 and I'd reach for this guitar many times over the Kami4.