I spent hours looking at different models of guitars, brands, pickup configuration but at the end I chose this one. Beautiful maple binding, pearloid & abalone inlays, only a fret or two may be a little sharp the rest are well dressed, 16" radius made for speed and bending the strings easily. My advice is simple try it at your local store, Sam Ash will beat any other price out there, set the guitar up with your specifications and just love the darn thing. I have had it since 2018. Never had an issue. I am not changing pickups, these ones can cut through sound and won't get overly muddy. Very clean on clean channel, very articulate with overdrive. You can play metal with getting muddy, you can play blues and have amazing sustain. I love it, practice with it everyday, and I'm not changing my guitar.
Al the Blues man