I auditioned one this weekend and decided it wasn't for me. Two reasons. It had huge frets (6100 ?) which I found difficult to play over and it's tone overall was very dark. I expect the tone disappointment was the result of Fralin Blues Specials & SP43 (lead).........not sure but it did not compare in quack or clarity when compared to my mid 90's G&L Legacy with stock pups & Sp43(lead), Fender EJ and Fender 65' Relic. I was somewhat surprised / disappointed that this Grosh really lacked any kind of sparkle. I couldn't make it "skinny" or shimmer! Tried every pup combination, and setting with the blend control / tone controls.