I got this guitar something like 4 years ago as my first electric guitar and have been in love with it since. I play casually in my bedroom or with my friends at jam sessions so I can't say anything about its durability for performances, but as far as beginner guitars for learning go this one is a gem. Only had to go to a repair shop once when I first got it because the bridge was a little too elevated. I also found a beautiful pearl pick guard online that I swapped out for the black one that this comes with (I have the blue model). Never had any issues with this guitar otherwise. Really can't beat it for its price.