This is my first real guitar. I use this thing for everything I do. Mainly because it's the only axe I have but also because It just feels great! I sat down in a big guitar store and I didn't leave until i got hold of the best guitar i Could buy for my budget. I tried out everything from Epiphone to Ibanez and nothing felt as good as the EC-10. The neck profile is really nice and it could sound very bright and cutting but also very warm when you needed it to sound like that.