LTD Stef 1-Hum! Absolute madness. I did not expect to be buying a guitar this week, or even this month... Maybe this year, but it came a lot sooner than I expected. Andertons recently did a mega deal where this went for a ludicrously low price against tag price, and I just had to go for it. This guitar just further solidifies that the Horizon shape fits my hands best, and being the first guitar I've bought in multiple years that came from a non-Japanese factory has shown me that modern instruments built in "budget" factories are close to as good (if not just as good) as the high price factories. This thing is so unbelievably playable. The construction is sound, the electronics are done well so there's no noise at all, the fretwork is stellar. Not a buzz across the whole thing. Tuning stability is also really impressive. There is a slight issue with the paint job where the fretboard meets the body, but apart from that I can't find anything wrong with it. This is my first experience with Fishman's, as since I had a bad experience with EMGs years back I swore off actives for good... And this guitar has not alleviated that unfortunately. I just do not like their feel and sound. They're too brittle and lifeless. Anything beyond the 12th fret on the unwound strings sounds cheap, like I'm playing through a 15w Fender Frontman. I don't know if this is down to Stef's model in particular, but either way I'm not a huge fan. The passive mode is marginally better, adding some thickness and a bit of attack, but still not particularly what I look for in my sound. A new pickup is on the way, and I will be doing a small demo comparing Fishman's two modes against a regular old passive humbucker. What else is there to say? This is now my go-to 7!