Fender really did a good job with this one. It has a nice chunky neck about .91" at the 1st fret but fits comfortably with small hands with the soft V. Pickups cut through the mix well and are quite responsive. The setup and fret work was fine to start playing out of the box. Mine is really resonant and has good vibration against your body creating a great vibe along with the feel of the neck. Very playable 7 1/4 radius with slight relief. Awesome bang for the buck!