This guitar sounds as good as it looks. This is one of those guitars that sounds good and feels good right out of the box. The action is perfect. Nice and low. The neck is thin and very comfortable. Keeps me from getting tired after excessive playing or long gigs. It stays in tune really well. Like I said before, it's good to play for long periods of time. The body style is different obviously, and it does take a bit of getting used to, but I found that eventually feels very comfortable and even natural. The pickups sounds great. They give the guitar a nice big and beefy sound. It sounds great clean or distorted. Sounds good with all effects really. I use the guitar for all of my gigs. Sounds great in clubs or in outside venues. It really does it all.