This is the second electric that I've gotten, and I've gotta say it's fantastic: after you tweak it to your standards. If you want a mellow, jazzy tone, you can get this guitar with out any mods and walk away happy. But do NOT expect a big rock tone out of this guy: even after I put Seymour Duncan Alnico IIs in for the P-90-typethings that are in there already, it still doesn't quite have the bright rock tone I thought it would. It turns out I can manipulate the guitar to make some really neat Homme-esque sounds, but if you want a heavier tone, I would replace some of the electronics to handle higher voltages to avoid a thin sound with distortion. Overall, great guitar, and I'm happy I put extra money into it to get a sound that I originally wasn't looking for, but am satisfied with now.