When we set out to make a rock-solid-shred-machine version of the Stroker Ace, we got way more than we bargained for! We chose African mahogany for its prnounced midrange, and gave it a Padauk top for a little extra top-end zing. The super stability of the 7-layer laminate neck will let you divebomb for days with the Gotoh locking tremolo. As always, the electronics are designed to give you clarity and flexibility. This thing is zippy, agile and a ton of fun. If this were our guitar, we'd be playing it right now.