well guys, i guess you can all start saying "i told ya so". i ordered the bc rich even though many of you told me not to. i got it in the mail on wednesday and opened it up right away. i gotta say i was VERY disappointed. the tone was weak, balanced terribly, played like crap, and most of all just wasnt "me". i was checking it over and saw a HUGE chunk of wood missing from the back corner. it had been painted over, how they missed this flaw is beyond me. i called musicians friend right away. i talked to a half dozen different people and not one of them seemed to know what was going on. when i finally got someone on the phone long enough to get some answers i was shocked at how they handled things. they wanted to send me a new warlock but wanted me to pay all the shipping, but they couldnt ensure me that the "sale items" wont be damaged. i told them it would just be best if i sent it back and cut my loses in shipping. he then went on to ask if there was something they had to make the guitar worth the money! this sounded very cheesy to me. anyway after a lot of bitching i got all my money back and shipping paid both ways. this is the last time i will do business with them. sorry for ranting.