My first guitar. Still using it after six years. Not because I have to but becaus I want to. Even with the stock pickups it beats its rivals in this les-paul price range by epiphone and others. Stable tuning and intonation. Only problem are the knobs. They fall out but whats worse they were never very responsive. Same with the tuners. They may hold the strings in tune but there is a noticeable delay when you start turning the tuning key and when the string starts to change pitch.