Well, I didn't think I'd actually go back and pick this one up within a week of playing it, but here we are So far I'm really enjoying it. I'd be lying if I said this wasn't based entirely on Nick Johnston's new album, I really just wanted that single coil sound on something I owned. It plays great, awesome fretwork (action is around 1.6mm on the bass side, 1.5 on treble at the 17th fret, same as my Prestige RG), pickups are beyond what I was expecting from this series, I don't plan on changing them any time soon to be honest. Super stratty sound for clean stuff, and actually sounds really good through my 6505mh My one gripe is the fact that the bridge on these still uses a screw in trem arm, which is trash. The arm wobbles unless its screwed all the way in, at which point it's not in the position you'd want to use it in. Since they moved to the 2 post trem design on this series, I was considering ordering this American Deluxe bridge from Fender, which would be a drop in replacement AFAIK, and provide a pop-in arm. The non-locking tuners are actually pretty stable (since I'm not currently using the trem on this - when I use the trem the tuning is not great). I replaced the 9s it came with with some D'addario NYXL 10-46 and tuned to Eb, and it seems like the nut is cut wide enough to allow 10s. I still might replace the nut with something from Graph Tech, but it's good for now. As for the tuners, I think these locking American series ones are also drop in replacements Overall it's great, highly recommend people check these out!