I was not blown away of how it felt and played out of the box. Setup was lacking at best and the frets were pretty sharp.
Pros: Solid build quality and features, all the hardware seems good quality.
Good overall sound for what i'm after.
The satin on the back of the neck feels really nice.
The nut - plastic, nothing special. I had tuning problems from the get-go, pinging noises so I had to polish it and use some pencil led. It amazes me fender uses such a cheap component when guitars half the price have TusqXL nuts (this would be an upgrade i am really considering).
The string retainer not having a spacer I felt created a lot of friction/pinging and contributed to the guitar not staying in tune, so I added one.
Fret work problems - one of the frets did not stick correctly in the groove and you could see how much material was taken off in the leveling process. The side of the neck looks horrific in that side of the neck, like the tool could not cut a clean fret slot.
Finishing - I could spot a few blemishes in the paint both on the fretboard - blobs of glue/lacquer close to the frets. The metallic paint had some blemishes close to the top horn, nothing you would spot unless you really try to find something wrong.
Overall i am happy with the guitar, with the trem set to the body the guitar stays in tune nicely and I enjoy picking it up everytime