This is the guitar that I have been using for the last 4 years of my career as a guitar instructor and as a performer. Overall, the tone is really versatile as in the INF pickups loaded in these guitars are great for all clean, a bit of gain or even a lot of gain, everything works well. I am a fan of Steve Vai, therefore I really needed the double-locking tremelo. After a few years of playing, I kinda lean towards the hardtail / non-floating tremolo style guitars cuz I do a lot of bendings and bendings just hurt on a floating trem. But still, I would never stop using this guitar.