Hey all, just a thread to celebrate my new and totally '80s-inspired superstrat: I recently sold my only Strat, which I practically used an introduction to the world of Strats, trying to find out the things that worked for me and those that didn't. The light and full of curves body was perfectly fine, but the ergonomics were not: I didn't bond with the 3 single coil pickups (give me humbuckers any day), the position of the volume knob, the bridge (yack!), the pickguard. So, for the next guitar I wanted to keep the shape of the Strat body, but I decided I wanted it back-routed, volume control out of the way, just a bridge humbucker would be enough (I have my Les Paul for fantastic neck pickup tones, thank you) and it was time for me to enter the world of Floyd Rose. Oh, and the paint-job / color HAD to be totally '80s. So, although I am not a massive EVH fan (he is amazing, don't get me wrong, just not an EVH fan-boy, despite what impression the guitar gives), this one ticked all the boxes. Impressions so far: The neck is fantastic in feel, although not as beefy as I like them. Not a major issue, I get around that. The simple ergonomics / layout works great for me. The Floyd Rose is simply amazing and it's rocking my world. Wow. It's "dive-only", just the way I use it for. It's totally stable, it gives me absolute control to what I want to do and it's a very expressive tool. Totally love it so far. The pickup is too compressed. Which makes it sound really nice and balanced on the cleans but... when it comes to dirt, in moderate Marshall-levels of dirt it sounds really nice, but with anything over that it sounds... too boxy. I can see an upgrade in my future... The volume control is very nice and, against my expectations, clarity and high end are maintained when rolling it back. And it does so gradually. A welcomed surprise. To summarise everything, this one looks so far as a keeper. It compliments my other 2 electrics perfectly (Les Paul & Tele) and although I could see me upgrading the pickup in the future, I have absolutely zero other complains. Did I mention it looks bad-ass, too...?