I was comparing this guitar with Schecter Platinum Solo II. They have the same spec except for Tonewood and Pickups. EMG 57/66 and Mahogany on the Platinum, on the other hand Duncan Blackouts and Swamp ash on the Blackjack ATX. Really wanted to love the platinum (due to EMG 57/66 and lower price), but the craftmanship and finish is much lower quality than the Blackjack ATX. The fret ends were sharp and not smoothen out. So I took home the blackjack ATX, and loving it. Now I am torn, whether to install the pickguard or not. lol. Rock on Schecter!!