I've owned 2 of them. First one got for $825 used. Bought it bc a local dealer only have the AL MM90 as its only p90 guitar on the shelf. Being a p90 guy, I used it to hear some amps. It slowly took a hold of me. I flipped it and just got another in sunburst. Mint. They're a joy to play. Once you get the feel of them the look grows on you. The can sound super fat. I played mine through a Carr hammerhead II on my YouTube channel www.youtube.ca/sambonee It's was the 2011 ribfest. Loved playing it. The trem is useable even without the bar. Not unique to the AL MODEL. ENJOY!!!! .