These guitars are tough, easy to play, and sound amazing. mine has about $1,300 into it. i have a Dimarzio Push/Pull 500k volume, and a high pass filter on it, a vintage bumble bee capacitor on the Dimarzio 250k tone, a 2 way mini toggle killswitch, a Duncan invader sh8b bridge pickup(coiltapped) a Dimarzio dp111 middle single coil, and a Dimarzio PAF Joe neck pickup(coiltapped), a Dimarzio Strat replacemant 5 way switch, and dimarzio Replacemnet strat knobs. i also swapped the original black pickguard for a white Pearloid 3 ply one i found on eBay. real after market FloydRose trem, and 11-56 strings, i play in Standard tuning.