I've owned a Michael Kelly Deuce, which is a semi-hollow and seen a few others and thought they were a really good value for the money. They came out with a new line of Strat based guitars and I thought I'd give one of them a try. I ordered one from the local dealer. He rejected it for what he said were cosmetic reasons and sent it back. This happened twice more. After several weeks and three attempts by the dealer, I still didn't have one. Around that time, one showed up as B-Stock on eBay. The seller said he had no idea why it was B-Stock, but everything on it was perfect. I bought it. It arrived and did look good, but there was no arm for the Floyd Rose. It's an HSS configuration and the neck pickup is supposed to be a coil-tapped stacked humbucker. The guitar had no tap switch for the neck and it sounded and acted like a single coil, not a humbucker. Also, the neck and middle pickups were way too low. When I tried to raise them, they couldn't go any higher without the screws coming out. Sigh. I called Michael Kelly support to see what was up. They looked at the others and found every one they had was like that. Apparently nobody had noticed the factory wasn't wiring or installing the pickups properly. They told me they'd hand pick the best one they had and make sure it was working properly and swap it for mine. It just so happens Michael Kelly has an office right across the street from me so they sent it there for me to exchange. The one they hand picked for me had the worst stain I'd ever seen. How that made it out the door, I have no clue. Really blotchy and big white rings around all the routes. I rejected it. To be fair, MK's customer service was being very responsive and seemed to want to make me happy. They took the one that they had used for pictures on their web site, which also had the faulty pickup configuration, and swapped out its electronics with the really ugly one they had sent me. So, several months and six guitars later, I finally have a nice looking guitar that actually works as advertised. If you like quilts, it looks amazing, plays really well and the Rockfield pickups sound really good. It took a while, and hopefully they'll get their QC issues worked out, because when they get it right, these are really nice guitars. This is the actual guitar I ended up with.