First impressions: it's got a strong acoustic tone, a good sign in any electric. Brian did a nice setup, intonated well, if anything I may raise the action up a bit. I ran it through my pedal board with the HubBub junction box into my 65 Twin Reissue (my SMS and Mac were packed away and a little hard to get to). It sounds great, I haven't had a guitar with a DiMarzio pickup since I pulled a pair out of my Les Paul in the early 90s. I was never a big fan of them in the Les Paul - to brittle sounding, no sweetness. I really like the way it sounds in this guitar. More Jerry-ish than anything else I own. It also has Waldo's buffer and an Alembic Blaster - it has a toggle between them with a cool blue and green LED to show which is selected. They sound slightly different, I'm not sure which I'll use more. It's cool to have options. I dig the LED lights
I've been using a thru-neck guitar with a burled redwood/flame maple body with 3 Duncans with the OBEL/Waldo buffer. It does great on Dead stuff but it's definitely different. This, on first impression, sound a lot more Jerry-ish. I'll give it a better workout and record some clips of it Monday or so and I'll gig with it next weekend - that'll be a real test. I really like it so far, Brian (aka milobender) does awesome work. As does Doug Darling at Soulmate Guitars, Cliff Suttle at Shark Inlay. I highly recommend them all.