this is easily one of my favorite guitars. sp00ky bat inlays aside (let's be honest, they're kind of corny), this guitar is gorgeous. the pictures online do not do it justice. i saw one for $450 at Guitar Center used, and instantly fell in love. the pups sound smooth and dynamic, not sacrificing any clean tone, though the high gain sounds are still flawless. the only gripe i had was that mind had some bum wiring, which caused the pickup selector to act funny at times. this led me to sell it, which crushed me inside. however, if you find one of these things used, definitely consider it. they are incredibly fast, and easy to play guitars.