Spotted this on craigslist with the HSC for a great price, so I took the plunge.
First impressions: I hate the Edge III. I'm still setting it up, so I will give it time. The upper register clearance isn't great either. The front strap button really should be behind the neck heel as opposed to the little horn.
I normally play 22 fret S Series, so playing this is like moving from a one bedroom apartment to a 4 bedroom house. The fretboard seems like a mile long, and this thing sticks out way too far.
Having said all that, I highly recommend this guitar for Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani, and anyone else with the stage presence of a donut. Once you stand up with a shape like this, it just brings out the metal moves. I almost want to mosh when I have this thing on.
If I end up keeping it, I'm sure I'll either have to shave my head bald or wear my long hair wig. One just has to look the part to play a guitar like this. One thing's for sure: This is my first reverse headstock guitar, but it won't be my last.
I love those guitars
I must ask though, why the hate for the Edge III? Once you adjust the small allen wrench bolt on the whammy bar hole, the trem is pretty amazing I feel.