well Dean its not my first Luke, in fact my very first EBMM was a Luke 3 years ago. I was keen to revisit the Luke now, especially if i want a BFR Luke, i only sold my old Luke in Jan this year. I do like the tones, but prefer the AL, Silo, and ASS over it still, however its a very comfortable axe and i love the neck. I can use all the tones it offers and its great to have them in one guitar, especially the humbucker which does sound killer. The single coil tones are just awesome in the AL- nothing can beat the AL cleans, especially at high volumes, they just sparkle and cut through. The best thing about the Luke is nice size of the body and neck, it feels very small, its just a really cool axe to hold.