Stengths: Seems dependable, decent neck action, good overall tone/volume, attractive looks, price hard to beat for what you are receiving (bass, 15 watt Fender Rumble Amp, 1 10' chord, and strap), and this is a entry level bass for a student or a decent back up instrument for the experienced player. Weaknesses: Some materials used will be cheap or lower quality (knobs, tuning keys, string bridge), the paint job does have some overspray in some areas (particularly the back side of the body), the bass will need to be set up professionally (mine came out of the box with a very noticeable bow in the neck and the strings all sat over high. I tried adjusting both the bridge and the truss rod without much luck getting the string action down enough), and overall QC/QA was at the level that matches the price of the bass itself (not terrible but not great either). Overall: I do think the strengths and pricing outweigh any negatives I found on the product. If you are looking for a good bass without putting out a lot of money or you are on a budget then this is the bass for you.