Always fancied one of these but never had chance to play one. Based on the Yamaha "Strat" which gets really good reviews and with great sounding Alnico pickup's, it's as good as a MIM Standard before Line 6 added the electronic trickery. The different tones are amazing with some added gimmickry of a Sitar and Banjo. One of the best is a Guild 12 string acoustic which blew me away. One issue is that when you model alternative tunings, you need the amp to be louder than the acoustics of the guitar or you hear two different tunes. Might be an issue in a cosy venue. I bought the Emerald Green 20th Anniversary Edition (no. 129/225). £485 inc delivery. I can see why people use these as their only Guitar, but I love my Strats and Teles too much for that to happen.