The sound and feel of this guitar was more interesting than several other single 0's at a much higher price-point, including a beautiful Alvarez I tried. I bought it thinking it would be my new beater but it has become such a prized guitar that I went out and got a Recording King RPH-03 Special GC Edition Matte Black to drag about. The necks on these guitars sport a nice satin finish and the fret wire was even and smooth out of the box with no burrs. No snags at nut or saddle. Stays in tune amazingly well.