I absolutely love the guitar, this is my second S series and I've been a fan for a long time. However I found the paint finish pretty poor. There are some failures on the paint coverage and finish around the input jack and pickups which draw a bit of attention because its wood has a much lighter color than the black paint. I was pretty dissapointed with that, it's not a cheap guitar after all. Unfortunately I bought it on the internet while I was travelling through the US, and didn't have time to check out if it was a problem with my product only or not and change for another one.