This is my first electric guitar. Of the left-handed options available in this price range, this seemed like the best bet for what I'm into -- something that can be jangly, bright and chimey but not a Strat because I just don't like the way they look (I know that's not a good reason, but it is what it is). Not looking to shred or solo. I bought it sight unseen (COVID...), and was playing it right out of the box. It had crazy high action, and the intonation was not great, but I lived with it for a few weeks before taking it to get set-up. Post set-up it plays great! I would definitely recommend getting it set-up right away. It looks lovely, has a nice heft to it. Tone knob could feel a bit smoother, but that's pretty minor. I've only played it through a headphone amp, and it sounds good through that, but I have yet to play it through an actual amp. Oh, the cling film that is on the pickguard is a pain to get off. It seems like the input jack and the selector switch are installed after the film is put on, which makes removing it from those spots tricky. You end up with little bits you can't remove around those parts. Last thing -- would be great if there were more color options for the lefties.