Well I finally got to spend some time with it and it's fantastic. The only thing I wasn't a fan of at first was the 5 way blade, but after playing it I am a convert. It is much more versatile than the regular Petrucci switching. In a weird way this guitar reminds me of the Parker Fly Mojo I used to own, just with all the things I didn't like about the Fly fixed. It feels as exotic as the Fly yet is much more traditional at the same time. The peizo sounds amazing. I think the chambered body helps that greatly, but IMO the tone is much thicker and better suited to me than the Fly. The lead tone is fantastic, just as good or better than the rosewood neck JP6 I had and that guitar sounded fantastic. I need more time with it, but it is friggin amazing.