I have always wanted an Gibson Explorer. Had a chance at one and it really played clunky. Just wasn't my thing after all. Then I found this thing. Gave it a try and to my surprise! There was that Peavey neck! Something about their design, composition, or construction...I'm not sure but I love 'em. The electronics are very good. I kept the stock pickups and the Floyd Rose tremolo is top notch. Stays in tune better than any whammy system I've tried. Best thing about it? I got an Explorer type guitar, at about half the price. Plays and looks great.