So I did extensive research before buying this guitar at my local Sam Ash store. YouTube, google searches, musician websites, etc. there were so many mixed reviews, I just had to buy it for myself. I'm a decent guitar player, I've been playing for about 5 years now. I play in multiple shows a month with a band and sometimes solo. This guitar, for the money, is fine. If you're a beginner, it's perfect. Maybe get an extra set of strings if you feel so inclined. Pro? Might want to change tuning pegs and pickups. Other than that, a bargain guitar! And so lightweight, which I love. Might get another!