Well built guitar that just feels good when you strap it on. Pups sound awesome. Great feeling neck with no fret sprouts or raised frets. Beautiful finish. Set-up is a bit tricky. Does not intonate a well as my American model. But then for the difference in price, I'll not complain. As for the shipping aspect.... Super quick getting the guitar shipped out. Billed shipping price was excellent. However, I'd gladly pay a little more to have had the guitar shipped in something more substantial than the thin cardboard Fender box that was not designed to handle the rigors of UPS/Fed-Ex/Post Office.