Overall, I like it a lot and plan on holding onto it. I haven't done a thing to it yet, but I'm planning to make some changes once I get around to it. The humbucker is dull and muddy, but it's wired to 250K mini pots. Still, even after some wiring changes I'm not expecting much from it. If I can figure out a way to mount a standard humbucker in it I probably will. The bridge pickup can go as well. The neck is quite a bit thinner then the MIM version. This has been true with all of the CIJ I've owned. A bit of a turn off at first, but I've gotten used to it and it feels great now. On my newer MIJ 62 and Jag the necks have gotten fatter. The sound is a bit plinkier unplugged with less mids than my other 3 teles, which are alder/rosewood tee. I dig it though. It's beautiful to look at, very light and it plays great.