After a stressful year at work, I've decided to treat myself to a "special" guitar. At first I considered Gibson, PRS and Vigier, though I became set on EBMM because their guitars and their approach to design and build feels "right" to me. I have been playing a friend's old JP from 2007 and have nothing but praise for it. The Luke III (vid below) caught my eyes. Steve's a great player and I like his tone even though it has been mostly rock rather than full-on metal. Then again my two ESPs easily cover that already so I guess I want to expand and explore I was worried about the low fret profile but I tried a Luke III standard (pic) and it plays very well for leads but a bit difficult for rhythm. The contestant to this is another EBMM JP15 Saharaburst (not sure if BFR?) This would naturally suits the metal music I play more, but I'm kind of bored with JP tone and don't feel the mojo going as much. I live in Thailand so the local EBMM premium dealer told me it'd be a 6 month wait due to slow production. I can sort of live with that I guess So, my question to you is, what is your experience on the Luke BFRs especially later Luke III w/roasted maple necks? Will these handle metal rhythm fine in your opinion?