They came in late yesterday so no time yet for plug in sounds. Spent about 15 min w each unplugged though and noticed a couple things. The SS just felt natural in my hands right away. Mainly due to the neck I think. Like an old friend as some have said. The buckeye rings out like a piano. Even unplugged I noticed that notes seemed to really bloom. The neck and body have a good comfortable balance. It vibrated heavily throughout the neck and body. Just some initial and quick impressions. Thanks for all of the great responses here on this build. Will follow up in the future w electrified tone report.