My first guitar was a Mustang back in the early '70's. This is nicely made and I am really enjoying it. The issue I encountered was first the volume control was loose and secondly the frets were tarnished and gritty. For me fixing the volume pot and polishing up the frets was no issue. There was no fret sprout and the action is amazing right out of the box. I was just thinking how disappointed I would be if I were a young kid thinking the pot was broken and not knowing what to do about the frets. Mine was bought online and never been out of the box so the issues were of no ones fault. Just keep in mind you may need to stop in the store and get things in playing shape. This is a really nice guitar and I am delighted that I bought it. Would do it again in a heartbeat.