I'm really loving this guitar. I'm not a metal guy normally so I was a little worried the EMG pickups might be too extreme but these 57/66 pickups are not just for metal. Them seem more like boosted passive pickups and calm down with a roll of the volume knob. But they can rock really hard if thats what you want like all EMGs but these can do more. The paint job is really nice. Its either turquoise, blue or purple depending on the light and angle but mostly just blue. The Schecter locking tuners are great and have just the right feel. And last but not least, the neck is fantastic. Its not Ibanez super wizard thin but its thinner than a Gibson slim taper. Its a painted neck, which normally I don't like, but the paint is matte and doesn't seem to get that weird feeling a lot of painted necks have after playing a while. The fit and finish is flawless and it played perfect out of the box. It honestly plays and feels like a guitar that costs twice what I paid for it. Really happy with this Schecter and Sam Ash shipped it quick and packed it well.