I've been seriously considering buying this guitar, but no one around me has it in stock to try out. I know it doesn't have the ideal pickups, but for $699.99 is seems like a very good deal - anyone own one? or have an opinion on it?

nice guitar if you dig the whole faded thing. sounds great i have one and love it to death, but please try before your buy
this guitar is a beast if I had the money I'd buy, but try it first.