This is the first of this type of guitar I ever bought. It was on the used wall of Charlie's Guitar Shop in Dallas, Texas. It was missing the tremolo bar, but what attracted me to it was the sleek body shape with contoured top and back. I had never held a guitar like this. I also quite like the non-laquered finish in flat black paint over the wood, revealing the grain. Being a Gibson fan, I instantly noticed the difference in the playability and the sound. It was really easy to make it squeal and playing note to note almost had a more lighter and digital quality to it. Definitely not used to this being that my favorite guitars to play are Gibson ES-335s and Les Pauls. It's light and fun to play, also good for metal.