I wasn't planning on buying a guitar. I was actually going to Sam Ash to window shop, but took a wrong turn so I decided to go to Guitar Ctr instead. I was looking at Les Pauls, but they either had frets sticking off the edge of the fretboard or wouldn't stay in tune. This beauty caught my eye and I couldn't put her down. My wife actually loved it so much she insisted I at least put it on layaway. I noticed how resonant it was unplugged before I read up on the new finish being the reason for it. The zebra pickups and finish color are unique for guitar ctr. They are great quality, way better than the Gibsons I played and the one I own. I also have an old PRS Tremonti before the Gibson lawsuit and a Custom 24 Se.