i love my Omen 8. after listening to Call of Duty ZOMBIES songs since CoD W@W, i knew i needed to learn songs like Beauty of Annihilation. upon learning that Kevin was using an 8 string for these songs, i saved some birthday cash and bought one of these bad boys on sale for $370. the guitar is beautiful (i own the black version), and the neck feels great. the only downsides i can find with this guitar are the pickups being pretty damn muddy - especially the bridge - which is a shame, and the hardware looking fairly dull. however, it is still an overall great instrument for the price range, and i likely will never sell it, even if i bought a nicer 8.