This thing is a monster!! I would give it five stars but there is a finish flaw that no one can see but me, but i know it's there kind of thing. But having said that, Came out of the box pretty much in tune, a little neck adjustment easily done and Bam!! Good to go. The neck with the 24 frets is butter. The Full shred pickup took a little getting used to with the resonance of the guitar but, it's a great match.Sounds amazing clean as well with the 5 way switching options, it covers a lot of ground. The plain wood with the black hardware and maple headstock almost makes it appear, "budget". But that understated look is what i like about it. Plug it in, and people will get it!!