I've had this guitar for a year and a half now, and every time I crack open the case I am stunned by how gorgeous the finish is. The color, the flame - it's beautiful! And then I plug it in and I'm equally pleased with the sound. This thing is the perfect guitar for 70's style Hard Rock like Led Zeppelin (I was playing, "Heartbreaker," and it sounded fantastic), KISS, and Thin Lizzy. I imagine that it would sound good playing Blues or Jazz as well - the tone is warm and smooth enough when played clean(er) that you can get outstanding Jazz & Blues tones with it. But turn up the gain a bit and you get that crunch and that bite that makes for a killer Hard Rock tone! I've got several guitars that were more expensive, but this is right on par with them, overall. It was a phenomenal deal and I'm glad I pulled the trigger!