Comments: This guitar replaced a '96 Gibson SG Standard. I won't really call it replacing, because it's such a better guitar. First off, it's heavy (13 lbs) which seems to bother people but I've never once had a problem with this. It does neck dive, but no as bad as the SG so...The guitar is built of the best quality and will last a life time. As far as tuning issues, I've never had any except the time I switched from stainless Blue Steel strings to Gibson. I usually run 12 gauge strings on this but only for hand but switched to 10s finding the nut not liking the thicker wound G string. It does best with brand new stainless strings. The basic set up is like a Gibson with the 3 way tottle and the 2 tones and 2 volume. Runs a pair of original DMZ Super Distortions w/out coil tap. Has a Bad Ass bridge which I like because it can be adjusted to fit any intonations. Now the tone!!! The tone is like an agressive Les Paul, but that's not doing it any justice. It has a high end of a tele and the bottom end of a bass. Jangly and clanky is a great way to describe it. It didn't like any of my current stomp boxes Dist , Shredmaster, SD-1, so I started running it through a treble boost. Oh yeah that's a great sound. Also run it through a modded Big Muff which I use sparingly. The guitar goes into those two pedals in either a '90s Fender hybrid SS preamp 6L6 power amp Fender Champ or a Marshall JCM 900. Surprisingly, it sounds a lot better through the Fender combo.