Well I have had my D'Pergo AVC a few months now and have got to spend some time playing it. So I figured I would take a few minutes and and give some of my thoughts on my newest guitar. As I said it is a AVC with a few added options, water recovered one piece Ash body and a water recovered maple neck with an upgraded electronics package (don't know what that means). Here is what I think of it, it is not magical and it does not play itself. It does not have only mystical tones. It does have a great feel and balance when you hold it, the entire guitar is just under 7lbs but the neck is just as light feeling. The guitar just has an amazing balanced feel overall, very, very comfortable. It does play really well with some very nice action that feels very comfortable. The neck feels like it was made for me (oh yeah ) it is a very easy to play when you are bending or just running thru some modes, smooth is how I would describe it, very smooth. The pick ups are underwound with some very nice tones, the best way I can describe them is capable. I don't mean capable as in doing a job, but rather capable of really doing what you need them to do. As good as the player is they can be. I have other guitars that I would consider to be really good, but they have limitations. I have a guitar for a mellow feel and is very articulate, I have another that can hang with some faster playing that brings a big heart. This guitar is capable of both, very articulate with a lot of heart. It is capable of some incredible tone depending of the skill of the guitarist, it won't make you a better guitarist, but it will allow you more freedom to just play. I really like the guitar a lot, my favorite that I have owned. Very responsive guitar that is capable of what the guitarist is capable of. That is the best way I know of to descibe it. I will ofcourse have clips in the near future.