"Buy this guitar or Regret it"
I had High hopres going in and hed them coming out. Oh my, this baby get's everything: Vai, Satch( Hum-Singlecoil together), Yngwie, Wes Montgomery, SRV, the list is endless. The Evolutions and high output and compact great for muted leads on E,A,D strings. The neck pickup is smooth but retains it awesomness. Role bakc the tone and jass tones are flowing. I love the tone.
What hasen't been said about the Edge-pro. It perfect, haven't gone out in two weeks. Pulling up a 4th and divebombing to hell. You stay where you need to be. Don't listen to people that say it doesn't stay in tune. They problay didn't even know of the locking nut. The Neck feeels greats, inlays are heavenly. The monkey...haha..what a cool feature.
Ease of Use:
The tone and volume knobs will do all that you can imagine, u less ur Sastriani, but still its great. Plays great, looking great, and sooo comfortable.
I got mine start from Hoshino. Very well set up, mint condition, and great. MAde to be trashed, but i won', too scared. Neck joint is tough and trus-rodd will with stand heavy trem abuse. Blows Les Pausl SG's PRS's out of the water. Those overpriced Gibsons can;t touch my baby. Sustain is infinate. its still ringing.
Well i haven't needed them yet because i live near a Master Luither. But I hear they are easy from him. If you break a neck (which is har on this jem) you send it to them and you get a new that. Simple. Yeah!
Worked very hard for (well i sat a a cash registor), Maybe is Vai did't use them they would be about 200-300 less. But still you get great quality for the money.
The Wow Factor:
Sexiest guitar on the market...hands down.