I've allways wanted an S series and i dont know why it took me so long to get one. I made a good choice though when i did. I loadef it with Lace Sensor Alumitones, another thing ive been wanting to try. Back when i was in high school, i heard a strat with Lace pickups and always thought it sounded amazing so i was going to get them one day!* I bought the chrome ones and they match up pretty good. They good but different... almost twangy? But not in a bad way kinda hard to discribe. Pretty high output but they still sound pretty clean. You would really just have to hear them to understand. If there was anything i could change about the guitar it would be to add body binding and maybe the sharktooth inlays but mostly the binding. Im just a sucker for binding. If i have the option, my guitars will be completely bound... just my personal choice.