The Yamaha EG112C was my first guitar that I got for Christmas and to be honest, I wasn't very psyched for it since I wanted an Epiphone Les Paul, but at least I had a guitar so I took care of it. This guitar has been through everything from the average ding on the headstock and body, to huge paint chips from falling on the ground and my temper tantrums throwing it into my drums and cymbals. It has survived it all perfectly, still playable and not needing a setup yet. In fact, I only broke the jackplate a couple of days ago after 3 years of extremely heavy abuse. This guitar might not be the best sounding guitar or the best looking, but it's definitely solid, it'll last forever and it's worth the money. Highly recommended.