This was my first Ernie Ball/Sterling guitar. I really wanted to EBMM JP6 but at the time was not able to afford one. I bought this guitar for about 750$ CDN at the time. For the price you are getting a great guitar better than any Fender or Gibson at the price range. The guitar is very close to a JP6 except for a few features like the piezo. The neck doesn't feel the same as well but is still very nice.