This guitar will surprise you...it has a lot of the qualities of most higher end guitars. It has locking tuners, two point tremolo and a nice feeling neck (it claims to be a soft V but It's not nearly as thick). It took me around 8 months to pull the trigger on this beauty, largely because it was MIM and i have kinda had with those cheaper fender models. Mostly because they all have to be upgraded so much just to play them live that you are better off buying a USA standard or custom shop model. This one right out of the box plays like a champ... I had to replace the synthetic nut with a tusq nut for better resonance and lightly file the frets...but that's it (and that;s just my personal preference). Good job fender finally a decent start for under 1k.