I've got lots of nice guitars, LPs Fenders etc. But, I hardly play any of them except when I get them out of the case to tune, maintaintence. The reason is, the flipp' n telecaster is an addiction trap. I don't personally like the reissues 7.25" neck radius myself. But some do. I myself, like the 9.5" neck. Easier for me to Transition from fender to gibson, and back. Just me. With a little help from jonesy, we turned this into a eater. He had the pups I wanted, and the harness. This thing kills. It is a joy to play. Looks good too. It's not like I don't have a choice! but, running thru the deluxe, and champ, connected via an A/B with separate volumes, sounds pretty good live.