Right out of the box the set up was perfect. Photos doesn't do it justice,way more beautiful in person. I wish I would have bought the EGEN8 before I bought my Prestige S 5470, the EGEN8 sounds better, plays better, looks better and is half the price of the Prestige. The craftsmanship is spot on. The maple top and mahogany back makes it a tone monster plus you get a push/pull volume pot for all the great Strat tones or crushing Les Paul the EGEN8 has it all.