This is a great pedal steel guitar for the money. The mechanism is the same as the Royal Precision, and is very smooth. I added the split tuning module and the vertical knee level to my build, and three lever flaps for extra comfort and easy access. I also have a double neck Sho-Bud Pro III Custom, and this is SO much lighter! It's a lot easier on my back. The build quality is great, and if you ever need parts, you can get them from the Mullen web site.