Finally took the plunge and ordered one of these. I’ve wanted one for a couple years now but something else always came up. I was hoping to get to try one but every time one came in the shop I go to (they’re not a dealer so a random used trade in would pop up from time to time) it would be gone that day. My first impressions are excellent. It plays sooo nice. I love the neck. The satin finish feels really nice. This is the first guitar I’ve owned with jumbo frets and bending is a breeze. Less speed bumpy than my others with narrow tall frets. I was surprised it came stock with 9’s. One knock against it, but really I’ve seen it on so many guitars I’m used to seeing it unfortunately, is the nuts were binding the strings. I knew once I put on 10’s the tremolo had zero chance so I widened them a bit (with a set of torch tip cleaning files in case anyone’s interested, they work like a charm if you only do it once in awhile and they’re 4 bucks) and now it’s fine. Super happy with how dark the rosewood is since I got the sonic blue. Plugged in it’s one powerful guitar. I’ve heard some say they don’t hear the high end chime with the Texas Specials but I’m loving the clean tones. It seems like a very versatile guitar I’m sure I’m going to have a lot of fun with. And it’s a beauty.