Okay, here's the deal on what I got. I'll do my own pros and cons. PROS: Pretty darn nice craftsmanship, better than expected. Neck straight as an arrow. Action very nice! Sound very nice on settings 3 and 5!! Sustain from pick ups better than expected and up there with non-American Fender strats. The tremolo bar/bridge work nicely. Some folks may say bar is too stiff, but I like the feel and response. That's an easy fix if you want to use less pressure. Cons: Bridge pick up not really useable. Way too thin. Settings 2 and 4, which are combination pick ups sound like a deep muddy holes of yuk. Not a gradual increase or decrease in tone as they should be. Summary: If middle and neck pick up settings were not very pleasing I would have sent this back. I accept the fact that I have a two setting guitar. There is no tone control for the bridge pick up which is not uncommon, but that eliminates that particular pick up from being used..at least for me. For the money, it's a fair deal. Not a great deal, but a fair deal. The great tones from settings 3 and 5 along with great, easy play will keep this guitar in my stable...not too mention it's good looks!