Came ready to play, no adjustments needed. I love that I can plug-in this model too. Neck has a smooth finish, making it easy to play. Sound isn't amazing, but I bought this for travel purposes, so I can practice while on vacation and it's perfect. Very sturdy, has a nice weight to it. The padded gig bag has a generous pocket for my picks, capo and extra strings. I'm very happy with my purchase!