I purchased this instrument returning in summer time of 2006 to substitute the traveler I sent returning. This is an amazing all around instrument. The only purpose I provided it 9’s was because the pick-ups have some reviews resulting in me to audio slack. When I reduced the pick-ups it seemed too smooth and thinned out. Wasn’t a issue with the traveler. Other than that it’s perfect. Unbeleivable workmanship, wonderful colour. The throat is mostly what creates this instrument. If you get this instrument you won’t be dissapointed.
As I’m sure you’ve observed, this instrument (and actually all high end Jacksons) has a throat that is fairly much difficult to go with. Also, I have performed a range of Gibson customized stores, fender traditions, and ESP traditions, this instrument is the most relaxed, competitive looking, competitive appearing, and above all simple to perform instrument that I have ever managed. Undoubtedly, you will end up whacking the bout into factors sometimes, but its most definately value it.