I played a used sensei 290 in the store and did research to land on buying the ra model. Never owned a reverend before and decided to go for it. Out of the box the set up, action and feel of this guitar was unlike anything before. The tone you get out of this thing is uncanny as the korina body and railhammers just sing. You want metal, you got it. You want A blues tone you got it. You find a sweet spot and tweak it with the bass contour. It's instruments like that make guitar playing fun. My only gripe and it's minor, they need a floyd rose model at some point. That and the korina burst or white finish in the ra model. But I digress. Pick one up.