First off, one of the things you pay for is a bone nut. However on mine the nut was cut too low, so open strings sounded like a sitar. To pay a professional to replace the nut would cost a good chunk of change. Luckily I can do it myself. Also there were some issues with fit and finish. The free ends needed to be filled down and 3 of the screws that hold the pickguard in are in at an angle. I'm going to have to fill in the holes and do it right someday. I have much nicer guitars, I bought this one as a bedroom guitar but my advice to anyone more than a beginner; save the money you would have spent on a new not and fret dressing and buy a Mexican strat.