Actually, they're essentially a continuation of their AWD series. I, myself, own an AWD 82 LTD. It's a 3-piece set neck with Maple body and the same electronics as that AJD91. Can really get some cool tones out of it. It's pretty lightweight and it's neck is fairly thin and pretty quick, though not the fastest thing I've ever played but, then that's not really the point of this guitar. The humbuckers are really pretty good for a $400 guitar. My only complaint is that the balance with a strap is skewed a bit to the neck, but it's never caused me any problems before, especially when I got a wider leather strap which grabs my shoulder a bit better. Anyrate, I'd give it an 8/10.