My kid's a little shredder, and he has an S5470 (oil rubbed finish) that he loves. To put it in context, he also has a PGM 301 and a JEM77V. Of the 3, the JEM is his favorite because of the neck, but at a grand more, why wouldn't it be? He likes the PGM and the 5470 about equally, but I always see him pick up the 5470 to noodle with. fwiw, he also has a BC Rich Assasin (Dragon's Blood) that isn't even in the same class as the Ibis, (although it is a beautiful guitar except for the Rockfield pickups, which got no highs to speak of).