Love these guitars, great choice and that ones a beauty! What makes these guitars so great is the versatility and the comfort. Thick heavy tones but with tightness and definition, clean up great, stratish sounds, Floyd/whammy mayhem....and hot rod looks. I'll get one soon. I have an Ibanez RG Prestige that fills this same void and a stratty ESP with Floyd that is similar to the EVH striped. These guitars are just more fun to play for everyday hard rock and metal use.