First of all, this has to be one of the most beautiful guitars I've seen and played. The burl maple is exquisite, and the rest of the body is amazing. I can say there are small imperfections on the body near the neck - maybe during assembly the wood got hit and a small chip was formed. The fretboard does have some buzzing from the 1st to the 6th fret. I will set up the neck and hopefully fix that issue. The pickups up are beautiful sounding. The tele twang is definitely there for the bridge pickup. The hum is not very loud which is great for single coil pickups. The neck pick up is ok. Overall, I greatly enjoy the sound, look, and feel of the instrument. I would choose this guitar over a Fender again.