I went into my local big chain store to buy a jackson dinky and the sales person sold me on this ESP LTD MH-200QM and gave me 15% off msrp and i'm glad he did I love this guitar. the guitar looks grate in black cherry. it has a good solid feel and is fun to play. with a good set of strings it stays in tune. this is a grate affordable guitar. I still consider myself to be a beginner and like to play rock and metal. this guitar will play all styles well but if you like playing rock and metal i highly recommend looking into this guitar. I hope this review was helpful.