Please forgive me of my sloppiness at writing a review. First off I love the black and natural finish with and ebony fretboard. Plays like a dream. Overall neck feels great and fast! Great fret job as well! Pickups are hot and heavy. You can play really heavy stuff, with the right amp! This thing is full of shred! Pickups perfect for soloing and sweeps! Price is right coming at 1100$ at a local guitar center! Great and awesome sounding guitar!!! By the way I only played this in a metal style. So I don't know what it sounds like clean and bluesy. But I must say this is a metal guitar!!! By far the best SG I've ever played!