This guitar has been hand crafted by the finest of materials. From freshly chopped down trees in the brazilian amazon rainforests. Every time you pluck a string on it you can hear mother nature crying out in anguish, and one could argue that metal as heck. I just bought this gutiar yesterday, so it is in pristine condition. There is a slight issue though. When you play it, it might elevate you to a higher plane of existence in the blink of an eye. You might start sounding like a synthesis of Les Claypool, Billy Sheehan, Flea and Davie504 combined. And the world might not be ready for that. So, however you play this instrument, never take for granted the power you hold in your hands.