The quality and craftsmanship of this guitar are amazing at this price. The neck feels great all the way up and down, although it took a little getting used to the wide feel - at first I thought it was wider than standard, but I realized it felt that way just because it is thinner than what I'm used to. I especially love the bridge pickup at high gain. The guitar is very resonant (even though it's pretty lightweight), which can be a bad thing if you're not well practiced at muting unwanted string vibrations. The only downside is that the split coil sound isn't fantastic. It's decent, but I don't get the same kind of chime that I get from my Epiphone Plus Pro split coil, and of course nothing like a strat.