I can't say enough wonderful things about this one. Everything I have ever wanted in a solid body guitar. This is my first foray into 408's. I looked for a long time for the right collection instrument and didn't find one. I am so glad I held out. Chaltecoco be damned, this one sounds better in person than a lot of the pernambuco necked models I've heard clips of, to me anyway. I made one small mod (titanium saddles) that I do to all of my trem equipped guitars. At first I wished for a separate volume control for the bridge, but after spending a week with this one, I now appreciate the design as excellent blended sounds are easily obtained by having one pickup tapped and the other one on full. Now I just need a stoptail version .