They did OK. IMO, these may very well be the finest guitars ever made. There is not a HINT of harshness to them, and they more than held their own next to some 50s Gibsons and Fenders, as well as an onslaught of Custom shop guitars. To have this much clarity and presence in a humbucker guitar, and zero hint of any "new guitar" syndrome or brittleness is unbelievable. I want a HB version in the worst way. Insane guitars.