For the price I really wasnt expecting a guitar that was so special - like many, I bought this as a van halen tribute for the wall more that anything but let me tell you - this thing rocks harder than my custom shop charvel - no lie! I dont know what magic was put in it but it works! the trem is as good as any OFR, the graphics are KILLER - which are hand done by the way;
my friend has the same guitar and the lines are not the same, plus, you can see the tape lines. I have no idea how they do it at this price.
but the sound - no more chasing the brown sound - it is packaged here for you and ready to go. it would be impossible to build this guitar yourself for less money - even parting it out would net you a profit!
dont think about it, just buy it, you will be happy you did!!
EDIT: after closer inspection, the guitar is slipping on the G & B strings in the nut and there is a small paint problem around the humbucker route.. hopefully these are isolated issues and everyone else got a good one.. sadly this one needs some work so back it goes.. I think I will wait for a striped wolfgang now...
I still believe these are good value for the money - but like any MIM guitar, I would recommend playing before you buy to avoid these "Monday Morning" or "Friday Afternoon" guitars!