Bought at closeout pricing from Sam Ash, my Future Tribute was a good bargain. After a good setup, the action is great. It is lighter than my other Les Pauls, but sacrifices no tone from weight relief. The 57 Classics have all the bite, clarity, and warmth I like. Some people don't like the Min-Etune hardware, but I think it's fine. If it goes bad, I'll replace the tuners, no big deal. I only give the guitar 4 out of 5 stars because the finish really is lacking. That's not a big deal to me as I put tone and playability above looks, but my better guitars have all 3.