So, some backstory: For the past 3 or 4 years, I've been playing a $200 Strat-pack clone guitar. Tbh, it was pretty decent, but I wanted to venture into greater things. So, about a month ago, I decided to take the plunge and get a much better guitar. And here it is: It's a Jackson! I bought it off Reverb for a little over $250 and was led to believe it was a SLATTXMG3-6, which at the price point, I still thought was a good deal. However, after some post-purchase info searching, I find that it is actually a SLSMG! An even better deal, IMO. There is quite a major difference between this and my first guitar. Bolt-on vs Neck thru Single-coils vs humbuckers Indonesian made vs Japanese made Alder body, rosewood board vs Mahogany body, ebony board etc. etc. As a bonus, instead of the usual EMGs, it has a pair of Dave Davidson's Dimarzio Imperiums. All in all, I can't stop playing this thing and I absolutely love it.