I picked up one of these on Ebay just over a year ago. I absolutely love this guitar, and it sounds great! I can't comment on the stock pups, as mine came with upgraded EMG's. I rarely play with the MIDI, its fun but eats batteries very fast, unless you have the adaptor plugged in. The MIDI obviously doesn't match up to todays MIDI system like Rolands etc. Mine had to be re-capped, I had a local guitar shop do it, and they only charged me $100. Ive seen quotes for much more on the internet. The caps are very small, and chances are, the one you buy will have to have this done to it, as they lose their "charge" over the years of not being used. Ive seen a few on Ebay that have already been redone though as well. Anyway, all in all, its a great guitar IMO, great for the Bobby player!