This is my first electric guitar, and I love it. I listened to everyone's advice, immediately threw away the stock strings and replaced with D'addario EXL 110's (10-46). Took it in to our local music shop for a full setup to those strings, and voila! Sounds great, looks great (arctic white w rosewood fretboard). Down the road I might spring for a set of Fender V-Mod pups and then that would be an ideal setup in my opinion.