OK I just got my Washburn in and as promised here is a quick review. Please be forwarned that my review will not be as detailed as others. FEATURES:9.7 2001 Made in USA Limited Edition Washburn Custom Shop 7 String new NOS w/5 way selector, 2 volume 1 tone, dual Seymour Duncan Invader humbucker pick ups, mahagony body, maple neck, 22 jumbo frets with rosewood board with the Buzz Feiten system. 18:1 Grover tuners. Licsensed Floyd. Industrial Silver Finish w/ a metallic purple border. Wierd shape but its well balanced ...also the most comfortable guitar I have for sitting. Washburn fitted aluminium flight case. Oh the reason I'm giving it a 9.7 is because the volume controls through me for a loop, I always reach for the nearest one, but that controls the neck pups...I know, I know but hey! SOUND 9.9 OK first off, when I got this guitar in, it wasn't set up at all...the trem was on an angle and the action was high...so I adjusted it...I also did something I shouldn't have, I raised the pups HIGH (if anyone has seen these pups they'll know that the cap screws are HUGE). Also on the same day that I received this guitar, I also received my compressor and eq pedal...so don't be a fool like I was, try one thing at a time and not a whole bunch of things, thus eliminating any possible thoughts of BAD instruments. With that in mind I did not like this guitar at all, it buzzed like crazy, and I was furious...but with a little patience, I adusted the pups flush (since they also have that Les PAul like border around the pup), found a good tone and then I realized that this guitar was a screamer. I fell in love instantly. The five way selector really impresses me, and even though I have never really used a five way, nor do I ever switch any switch (primarily Mr. Bridge) it does add options to ones playing style...they also sound friggin great. These pups are not noisy at all, very edgy. ACTION, FIT AND FINISH 9.6 Ok here is where I have to adjust may playing style. Is it the neck, the jumbo frets? I don't really know, but as each day passes, I become more comfortable with it. The neck has an almost flat area down the centre, so I guess I just need to get used to it. Also, the guitar is missing a screw that holds the locking nut in place...now I really don't know who to fault for this, because it was sitting in a shop for 4 years or so. The action is set low(now that I got my hands on it), however I guess it could go down a tad more, but then it will buzz. The finish is wild but the neck probably needs a new coat of wax (or oil depending) Aside from all that the guitar is sweet, and rugged at the same time. Oh since this is my first fully floating trem, I set it up so that it is level with the guitar body, but you guys know more so I would appreciate any help here! RELIABILITY/DURABILITY/CUSTOMER SUPPORT N/A No comment here, I just got it...seems solid though, I guess even though it is new, it has been sitting somewhere for 4 years...so with that make your own call! OVERALL IMPRESSION 10 I'm giving this guitar an overall of 10. Not only is it a fantastic, well made professional guitar, but since it only cost 599.00 it deserves the highest possible mark. It also has one of the nicest and strongest cases I have ever seen! I'm not a great player by any means, but I do enjoy quality and along with my Erinie Balls, Wolfie Special and my Wayne Custom, this guitar fits the family perfectly. If you have a chance to purchase one of these, 6 or 7 string Sonics, do so you will not be dissapointed.