Had a gig on Friday wherein my Angelus was my primary guitar (Ovation in open E tuning for a couple of tunes and Martin in double drop D for a tune). The sound was so very good and clear. The tuning never really strayed from true too much (really, only I would notice a tiny bit), and I experienced no hand cramping or hand/muscle pain after 3+ hours with a lot of barre chording. I really love this guitar. Will post a pic or two once my wife gets them to me.