This Ibanez 12 string is a very solid, great sounding guitar. Mine came practically in tune with very low action. And, of course, there's the price. They could easily charge more and get it. The only issue I have, which keeps it from being perfect, is that the neck is too narrow. I'm sure that using a regular guitar neck is what keeps the cost down, but if a 12 string is something you'll be using a lot, you may want to keep the neck width in mind. My hands are fairly small and it's a challenge to keep my fingers from touching the adjacent strings, but if you will use this in a limited capacity such as recording or a couple of songs at a gig, then why spend more.