It's a great guitar even for someone who is an experienced semi professional player. With a good distortion pedal/amp and a 21 point setup it is a phenomenal guitar! It's most definitely worth your money.
With an Alnico classic pickup and a burstbucker 3 this one is a rock n roll machine. Lots of fun to play, fantastic neck, and overall a killer guitar for a killer price. Also, for those of you who dig this kinda thing, the back is nothing but mahogany wood, no gloss, making for a smooth and fast neck that shredders and bluesman would both appreciate.
Not a bad guitar at all, and 100% worth the price. When playing at home, it lacks the authenticity you would get from an actual Gibson, but I am convinced that's just psychological.