I bought this after much, much deliberation because of the heavy price tag. However I need not worry, it is a truly amazing instrument. I am always amazed at a new sound or solo piece I can manage and everybody who hears it is blown away. I do like the fact that there are very few around, and to the point I have not seen anyone else with one at any of the events i've been too. So currently I feel special with it, until other players become convinced the price is right.
A combination of an electric guitar, or adjust the humbukers for screaming heavy metal/blues. redial the pots and get a classic Uk sound. The finish was second to non and the rosewood finger board are a bonus when it needs working on. I am so glad I bought the Instrument, it is a game changer from screaming lead lines then a rounded smooth back beat, or reggae chop.