You should like it if you like thin necks. It is my favorite SE next to my new Tremonti Custom which has the same neck, but without the extra access to all of the frets. I play the 24 and the Tremonti more than my SG which cost 3X more. I know what you mean about waiting, I had to do it three times already for all of my SEs. Now I am waiting for my 408 MT to come into the same shop.