I've got a few hours on my SS and it's an excellent guitar. It's one of the easiest playing fretboards I've come across. The playability is noticeably better than a lot of other options. The tone, although subjective, is fantastic to my ear. Paul and John have done a great job on this one. For those on the fence about the fretboard, you should be pleasantly surprised. It's hard to find anything that i'd want to change thus far.