This is surprisingly becoming my favorite guitar I have ever owned; this thing plays great right out of the box, no set-up needed - action is perfect. Packed very well and arrived in flawless condition, and the paint job is great (I purchased the A1R in Tobacco Sun burst). I played this same model at a competitor's shop for about an hour and couldn't believe the sound coming from this guitar. I then went online and purchased from Sam Ash, who beat the competitor's price with free shipping to boot. Try this guitar out, you will be pleasantly surprised.