The guitars looks was the first thing that caught my eye, so I decided to give it a try in the store. When I played this guitar in the store, I was blown away at how it felt and sounded considering what was on the price tag. The Fralins in this thing sound incredible, and the feel of the neck is equally matched in quality. I compared it side by side with the fender American pro series that was double the price, and this guitar came out as the clear winner. I would buy another Michael Kelly in a heartbeat after my experience with this guitar!