A very poor strat clone the only thing I didn't have to heavily modify or replace to get a usable instrument was the body. It shipped with a stripped saddle and busted tuners, after about two months of use one of the peg winders snapped on light gauge strings. The vintage character of the instrument isn't bad but the grounding wasn't done properly and the jack shipped stripped on it's thread (I'd have to replace the whole jack and plate to get a reliable instrument) the pick-ups do have a cool thin vintage vibe which is the only reason I kept it and the heavily lacquered neck when straight is functional (but not particularly nice to play). After two years it's got more dead frets then instruments I've had for 15 so the nickel steel isn't particularly resilient. If you don't want to brutalise yourself like me and would like to save yourself some money in the long run; buy a Squier Affinity.