This product was on back order, and when it finally arrived, the rushed assembly was clearly evident. The tuners are all discolored because the protective plastic was put on too fast. The pots are at different heights exposing the silver hardware underneath, and the pick guard was scratched at a split in the protective plastic. All will need to be repaired/replaced. The feel is great, and the painted neck I am used to with my Ric. The sound is great as well...has a nice growly tone. My warning would be to wait until the rush for these is off, and you get a more carefully manufactured model. I for one, am sadly disappointed.
San Diego, CA