hey, i dont personally own it but ive played it for about 20 mins at guitar center(idk if it was the same model rhoads but it was same price and color). personally i wouldnt get it if theres other guitars in ur range, but im saying this because of my preferences(i dont like 22 fretters >< and its hard to get used to sitting down) but its ur preferences that matter really. i recommend trying it before u buy it :P oh and the sound from it was excellent for metal/dist. didnt really try it on clean though ><