I must say that this guitar is truly great-sound quality, sound variation and playability are all wonderful on this instrument. That is saying quite a bit when you are judging it against a '68 Les Paul. The only reason that I gave it 4 out of five is that the min-etune is a helpful, but still somewhat glitchy technology. I find that many times I have to double check the intonation and tweak it to get it truly in tune. However, if you use alternate tunings (which I do) the min-etune is a useful tool to make changing to an alternate tuning easier. I know that many people have certain guitars that they leave in an alternate tuning, but until the day comes that I have a huge arsenal at my disposal, I will continue to shift tunings on this guitar. I tend to leave my other electrics in standard tuning.