Let me start out by saying I bought this guitar on Ebay because of it super cheap price (about $199 then). When I received it it was absolutely beautiful! It felt solid! The stock strings were terrible but they always are. So when I plugged this guy in i was amazed at how quiet it was! It sounded pretty good! I did notice that one of the strings didn't hold tune. So i took it and had my guitar shop set it up to 335 specs. Played great when I got it back but still has the issue with the detuning string. I've read in several forums that this style guitar often has similar issues due to the nut on the headstock. Im not sure though... I haven't had it repaired as of yet. Bottom line; this might be a great guitar for the price but you may have to put a bit more into it having it setup properly and such. Although i do like it i should have got another to $200 and bought an epiphone 335. But some of those have the same issues.