I started playing on this guitar and it served me well. I won't part with it now, but after getting past the learning curve, I find this guitar unplayable. I have basically retired this guitar for sentimental value.
I love this guitar. Neck is fast, feels great. I swapped out the knobs for metal domes, looks far better. The bridge pickup needs replacing, but the neck pickup sounds great with the tone cut, nice and crunchy the way I like it. Cleans up well with the volume rolled back. Great guitar when I started, still great to play. Apart from the parts I broke is reliable as a rock, I would gig with it no worries.