This thing ROCKS! I've been playing some of Cliff Burton's riffs and they sound exactly like the Kill 'em All album, even through at guitar amp and a crappy guitar distortion pedal. It's got the smoothest, punchiest sound I've ever heard. My Ibanez 200 sounds like a turd with strings. I got it for 450 with a hard case from a pawn shop. I feel like I won the lottery!