I've been a long time Strat and Les Paul player. Recently I got an 05 special faded brown on a trade, and I can't stop playing it! I love the thin finish and how it has naturally worn over the years. The neck feels amazing! I got it with full intentions to swap it over to P90s, as I've always heard people say that the 490s aren't that great, and I've been jonesing for p90s. But this thing sounds awesome to me! Sounds as good as my 11 LP traditional that had classic 57s. Only thing I have done is change to orange drop caps. This one is a keeper for sure!