This Guitar is the probably the most beautiful guitar you will ever see!!! The color is amazing, the enlay's and detail are great. It plays great, Tremelo is excellent, the Evo pickups are crystal clear when they need to be and scream when the time is right. My les paul has more tone, but this was built to be a shredder guitar. I can't say enough. I was lucky enough to get Steve Vai to sign mine, a few weeks after I bought it. I will never get rid of this guitar. EVER!!!!