I have nearly one hundred guitars of all types and brands and I've been playing over forty years (just to show where I'm coming from). This is a truly unique instrument that plays like a dream and has a eminently useful array of tones. I have had a love affair with mahogany after helping my mom refinish an old four post antique mahogany bed. I loved the way you could take the wood and add the stain as well as the varnish becoming a layer of permanence. That bed is in my house nearly 60 years later. I gave up a lot of furniture choices to my siblings to get that bed for it's memories. I still love mahogany today in the form of guitars. This guitar was a natural for me so I ordered one. When it arrived I was like a little kid at Christmas but I let it sit in the box for eight hours to warm up. When I first got this instrument in my hands it felt like no guitar I've ever held. When I tuned it up and plugged it in I was rewarded with a beautifully balanced tone and a feel that felt right. Honest to god I started to look around and make sure I was still in my living room and not heaven. It really feels to me like I had been sent a guitar by angels. Those angels must work for Fender. The mahogany in both neck and body likely come from the same tree. I believe the very similar woods from the storm work together to create a very resonant combo. The pickups really seem to match the wood, the treble bypass works great for me it makes the guitar much more touch sensitive. The tone controls are very nicely balanced and work evenly across the entire rotation. The volume and treble controls are really great if you are like me and juggle them to change tone. I think you could play most any genre except for chicken picking which you could do with a pedal if necessary. The neck is fast the action nice and easy and smooth yet I don't bottom out on slide (I play slide 99% of the time). Beautiful finish on body and the neck feels great.