I got this awesome guitar when I went to Paul Gilbert's guitar escape camp in Big Indian, New York. Paul gave away one of his guitars and he actually pulled my name. I was super shocked I won the guitar. It plays really well; it has a neck similar to a Les Paul. It is beefy but still very fast. The DiMarizos are very bright sounding, but if you roll the tone knob back they darken up. Overall it is a very awesome guitar. I even got Paul to sign it for me.