Re: maverick guitars rock!!
I played one in my local guitar shop and I have to say that I felt very disappointed. I don't normally have strong adverse reactions to guitars, but I definately did not like what I played.
It felt cheap, the neck felt horrible (similar to a bad Korean RG), and to cap it all it had a rubbish floyd. I know why they fit them, but somebody in their company must play the guitar, and have a clue that they are bad. The crushing thing is that in reviews there is no differentiation between a schaller/edge, and these cheaper alternatives. All the reviews I read said something along the lines of "a floyd rose tremolo for stable tuning and whammy abuse",
I played a Mania guitar on the same day. 5 piece lamintaed thru-neck, abalone fret markers, played beautifully and cost half the price. Again a rubbish floyd, but I would (and fully intend to) throw that away, shove in a schaller and have an awesome guitar for less than £450. I don't think that I could do the same with a Maverick
I do admire Maverick for making interesting pointy guitars, and their control layout is innovative. They are not a bad company, I was just really disappointed with their product.