Brad Paisley : very cool . Very resonant and lively unplugged. I also liked the pick ups A lot. Surprised at how sharp/unrounded the fretboard edges were. Like an Affinity. Frets and fret ends were fine . And the neck shape, size and non-stickiness were great. I liked the guitar . American Professional : not for me. Heavy - and the neck (some kind of new profile ) was really great from about the 3rd fret up , but near the nut and first couple frets ? Tiny. I was kinda stunned. My 90's MIM has a better, fuller neck. So - no go. Batted .500 ! Whoo hoo !