Thanks Simon. That guitar has monster sustain. It is one of the rare ones that makes you go WOW! the first time you play it. It is a lot more versatile than you would think for having only one pickup. I can get anywhere from clean country twang, to thick dark tones with that thing. There are guitars, there are good guitars, and occasionally (if you're lucky) you run across a guitar that has the "it" factor. I have 3 guitars with the "it" factor. This Esquire is one of them. Strangely none of my 3 Strats (while they are nice guitars) have the "it" factor. Of course the "it" factor is probably different for everyone.