I hate to type this, but OMG!!! Everything I expected and more. My God the low end and sustain on this thing is outrageous! Haven't even tried it with effects yet - the upper register strings just ring out that Elephant Talk tone clean! A bit intimidating (and what a wide neck for a dedicated four stringer!) and I have along way to go to get the fully independent hand thing going, but this is the best thing I've bought in ages.