I am a pro drummer who plays guitar for fun. As a former vintage guitar collector, I have played and owned many iconic instruments as well as many contemporary boutique guitars. I was intrigued and seduced by the beauty of this guitar, but honestly knew very little about Michael Kelly guitars. It took a leap of faith to place an order, but with Sam Ash's guarantee, it was a no brainer. This Mod Shop 55 with Duncan pick-ups has it all. Fine build quality, excellent playability / sound and aesthetically is as beautiful as guitars costing 5 times as much. It is slightly heavier than I had hoped for, but even unplugged, it resonates due the quality of the wood a tight neck pocket. The frets are perfect. No buzzes and beautifully polished. 5 stars for this great guitar. It is a keeper.