The newest edition to my family and my first Rickenbacker. First off, I'm very impressed with the workmanship and the inherent beauty of the guitar. Glad to see that an American company is still making a quality product. The tone is different that anything else I've ever played. The RIC jangle is certainly there and I was surprised at the dirty blues and overdriven tones that I could get. The strength of the guitar is in its clean tones, but it can rock with best of them. Overall, I'm very happy with my RIC.