I've owned a lot of guitars over the years and was looking for something I didn't have to worry about getting nicked up that had a floyd rose. Got a great deal on a scratch and dent model and was pleasantly surprised with the quality, weight and sound from this instrument. I had planned to swap out the bridge humbucker, but after using this guitar for a month now, I don't think I'd change a thing! The pickups are well matched and will definitely cut through the mix! The guitar stays in tune even after abusing the trem.