This guitar is one of my new found favorite instruments. With the EVH Striped guitar I feel just like Eddie. To start, the pickup is superbly "brown sounding", with just about any amp. It can go from blistering gain, to crystal cleans, in the flick of a know, for extreme versatility. The neck and overall feel of this guitar makes it fun to play, because its very forgiving and an ease of a playable instrument. The Floyd Rose allows for extremely stable tuning, with all the enjoyment of mindboggling divebombs. As well the paint job tops it all off, with one of the most memorable body paint designs of all time. My only complaint is that using such a guitar onstage makes you look like a bit of a fan boy playing Eddies replica, but whatever, I don't care, as long as it sounds great.