I love this guitar. It sounds really really good and plays really smoothly. The nut on mine, however, wore out after just a few months and the threads broke off. It was made out of an extremely soft material and didn't last long. I brought it in 2 weeks ago to have the claim submitted for the factory warranty from Jackson and they still have not gotten back to the Sam Ash guitar tech. Jackson's customer service regarding a few issues has been less than helpful and every time I deal with them I wish I had just taken it to Sam Ash first as their customer service is absolutely amazing and they always take care of me right away. I was told by Jackson, though, that they haven't had issues like this on any of the other guitars and that mine was most likely a defect. I wouldn't shy away from buying this guitar. I don't regret it at all and would buy another one in a heart beat. It is a really great guitar. Mine just happened to have faulty hardware. Seriously though, if you have issues, talk to Sam Ash first. They take care of their customers quickly and in a pleasant manner. They're the best.