Now that the Charvel Pro Mods are a thing of the past they are probably the best sub $1k metal guitars on the market. Excellent Fretwork, pretty tight workmanship overall, and even the stock pickups are pretty decent, especially if you use a TS style boost. Not to mention they obviously sound good and play quite nicely. Some of them even have really nicely figured rosewood boards. I had to seriously check myself from picking up one of the awesome purple ones this weekend.
The only downside from a cork sniffing perspective is it's not a *real* cap, but no brand does that at sub $1k on these kinds of guitars and it's certainly not as overdone as many other models.
Anyone else care to offer up their opinions?
I know we've had numerous threads about the Premiums, but I haven't seen one where people are offering up their opinions on the line in general, so go for it.