Wife wanted to get me a guitar to celebrate my 50th trip around the sun last month but nobody had these on hand lately. Then an online shop got 4 in, I hemmed and hawed until yesterday and by then they were gone. I looked at my local shops online inventory and one had it, so today I went and picked it up. I liked the 1 volume, 1 tone knob layout much better than 4 knobs on the fancier models. I'll keep it with the stock pickups for a while. They really sound pretty good, but sure I'll swap them out down the road. Always wanted a semi-hollow and had played these in the past.