this guitar is as good if not better than any fender tele's i've played. the neck feels good, finish and all (somewhere between satiny and glossy) and it's a very high-quality, well-made instrument. although it is made mainly for country-rock and blues, it is versatile and the sound can be shifted to meet most expectations that can be put on a guitar of this caliber. the hardware is all top-notch, with vintage tuners that hold tune very well and stock pickups that do their job excellently. if this guitar broke, i would certainly procure another.