Managed to snag another one of these. The black with white bevels one was the first guitar I ever saved up and bought for myself about 12 years ago. It's since had a lot of customization done to it that young me thought was a good idea that older me now kind of regrets. I had a BKP Painkiller installed in the bridge of it and a Cold Sweat routed and installed into the neck as well as a stainless steel fret replace on it since I used to use enormous strings and they wore into the frets pretty good. Long story short, that guitar doesn't see too much play now just because it feels too different from what it used to and I decided I wanted to buy another and that's where this gold one comes into play. I found it on ebay and the owner bought it new and just kept it as a display guitar and never played it. There's not a scratch on the thing and the wings are in perfect shape. Even the backplates have no scuffs or scratches from belts, waist lines, etc. I'm currently enjoying fiddling around with it again and I have to say I miss how simplistic yet well made these guitars were. Yes, the nickel frets still bother me, but I've had them on numerous guitars since and it hasn't been much of an issue. The neck is much thinner than my LTD Alexi (my main guitar lately) and it feels a lot more pleasant. The upper fret access is a bit better but not by much to notice. I also haven't used EMG pickups in a long time and while I didn't like them much a long time ago, I can appreciate how consistent and even the sound is with them. Even on clean settings it articulates really well. The Seymour Duncan Nazgul in my LTD is still a bit better I think but I'm enjoying this guitar a lot so far and I probably won't make any changes to it at all. Hell, I'm probably even going to leave it in standard tuning as well for a change. The only issue I'm having with it is a bit of hiss randomly coming from the 9v battery flip out jack thing. When I touch it and slightly push it in (very gently) it stops but every now and then it will do it again. Anyways, I'm super happy with this guitar. Next I'm going to try to find one of the Limited black and yellow ones with reverse inlays and white binding to sate my Alexi fanboy needs, but for now I'm very to happy to have a straightforward, lightweight, simplistic guitar back in my collection.