Went ahead and bought this even though the tuners were junk. Replaced them with the Gotoh Vintage-style Oval 15:1's. The guitar weight is also all over the place depending on which one you pick up. Mine came in at 5.5 lbs which was about what I was looking for. Others came in between 6-7.8 lbs.(I brought my own accurate digital fish scale). It also needed significant setup as most off the rack guitars do. And lastly I replaced the strings with D'Addario EXL 9's. Much better response than the stock 10's, and easier on older fingers. Can't comment on durability after only a few days, but I really like it so far. Love the solid satin black and simple controls.