I've been scouring Craigslist for an inexpensive Les Paul style guitar with a Floyd (Epiphone LP Pro FX or similar) for some time now. They must be nice guitars because they are never for sale here locally. Last week I stumbled upon this (I must have got the last one. Link says no longer available)... Dean Cadillac 1980 Flame Top Electric Guitar at zZounds There is precious little in the way of reviews and YouTube vids for this particular piece, but reading reviews for other import Deans, it appears their guitars are well made and have quite a following, particularly in the Metal community. So I decided to order it. I could always return it if I didn't like it. This was my first purchase from Zzounds. They did a good job packaging the guitar for shipment. It arrived when stated and was in perfect condition. The weight is 8.2 lbs. Perfect. The top is beautiful. I guess this would be considered a tiger eye? The hardware is finished in black chrome. A very nice touch. The styling is not for everyone. The headstock is humongous, to the point where you really have to be aware of your surrounding when playing it so you don't bump into anything. The headstock size also creates a problem in that you are stuck getting a case specifically designed for the Caddy. It won't fit into a generic case or even my XL gigbag. Check out the cartoonish Dean logo. I think its cool... something different than my typical Gibson/Epiphone preferences. Tuners are Grover and work well! I've had bad luck with Floyd equipped guitars in the past. My BC Rich Mockingbird had virtually no sustain, and my Music Man EVH import had a neck I could never get used to. This guitar has great sustain and a C-shaped Gibby type neck that I have always preferred (feels slightly beefier than a 60's slim taper). The fretwork is perfect. I was able to get the action VERY low without any notes choking out. The fretboard is supposed to be ebony. It looks to me like it's rosewood, not very dark and it has streaks, but it feels smooth like ebony. Either way, it feels great. The neck pickup sounds ok, but the bridge pickup sounds weak. I raised it alot which helped some, but I have a Duncan JB I'll probably throw in there at some point. The electronics are typical of import guitars. It has mini pots and it looks like a rats nest in the control cavity. I may address that in the future but ima gonna leave it for now. This guitar seems like a winner. The finish is flawless, it feels balanced when sitting or playing with a strap, and the Floyd Rose 1000 works flawlessly.