Totally mind blowing! This thing screams to be played hard. The neck is near perfect - not too thick nor too thin - just the way I love it.I've heard a lot that emg's are a one trick pony. I haven't found that to be true, I play almost exclusively rhythms from rock/metal to pop and alternativein a band and I have no complaints. This guitar handles it all. The finish is beautiful with a glossy shine. The quilt top is beautiful and defined in a subtle way. bajaao packed this guitar amazingly well and was perfect in terms of service throughout the deal.