no matter what the manufacturer says, this guitar will need set up. neck adjusted ,string height, intonation, slight pickup adjustment height. This is to be expected on nearly all guitars except those in the 1500-2000 dollar range. Do it yourself,get an experienced friend or take it to a pro setup guy. It will be worth it because this is a killer guitar with Tone,Tone, Tone. the build is very good,neck excellent.