In the ten years since i got mine it continues to surprise and please. I tried out on a universe and gem or two in stores, and i like mine massively better!!!. I had a brief play on a friends jackson 7 and was pleased to hand it back to it's owner after a few quick notes. The guitar does everything well and i love it. I have never felt the need or want to change it in any way. It just does everything.....well!! It plays clean and sweet, or as overdriven and as aggressive as you want, and everything in between. They are great because the louder you play the better they sound, and it will sustain almost forever.