The ESP I bought last month had it, I wasn't too thrilled with it. From what I read the saddles are cheaper metal and something else as well. I had troubles with it staying in tune and hardly fluttering when I wanted it too. However I just got my replacement guitar Schecter Blackjack SLS C-1 and the Series 1000 is way better. I suggest looking into that one or the OFR if you can spend 180.