I received my Michael Kelly 1955 in Caramel Burst ten days ago and I am thrilled with it. The materials and the fit and finish are tremendous! It is a truly beautiful instrument. I purchased at a good sale price, but would have been more than satisfied if paying regular price. The neck profile, neck finish and fretboard compound radius make for a comfortable and easy playing experience. The fret prep and dressing is superb, particularly for such an affordable guitar. I play through an older Peavy Bandit 112 red stripe and am delighted with the ability to get different tones with the two types of humbuckers and the ability to independently coil tap each within the Mod 8 set up.