So I grabbed the red 724 a couple months ago, and the 3 tone burst 724 a couple weeks ago. So these are the USA radial bolt ons. You can see my 824 in the tobacco burst next to them. It has the carbon wrap and the whole deal unlike the 724's. So I would of course prefer 824's, but because of scarcity(and price), its hard to find them, let alone in a color you want. The thing is, the Maxxfly body is the absolute perfect body shape for me. The horn on the Fly models really does bother me, and these are exactly the same except the upper horn. I also find this shape be sexier than the Fly shape, but its just personal preference. After trying a USA bolt on 622 with a floyd a few years ago, I saw the build quality was every bit the same as my Fly Deluxe and my Maxxfly 824. There is actually little difference in feel or playablity between the models. The neck joints feel about as non-existent as the 824's does. It feels like the same guitar but instead of doing a set joint, they made it a bolt on joint and omitted the carbon(and carbon fretboard). The even clock in at 5lbs (the 824 is 4lbs). All of them are as top notch as a guitar can get IMO. They all have the full electronics suite, Custom 5 in the bridges, ssl-6 Flat Custom singles with a RWRP for the middle positions, piezo ect. I never thought too much about it until recently, but with them all having a push/pull pot on the volume to give you a single coil in the bridge, if you leave it pulled out, you get the exact same pup configuration as a strat. I have the red 724 in standard, the 824 in C# standard, and the 3 tone 724 in B standard for a nice wide variety. And I currently have the trem locked(you can chose locked, dive only, or floating on the back plate) on the 824 and 3 tone, and dive only for the red 724. I really can't say enough nice things about these guitars.