This is an amazing guitar. Not just amazing for the price, amazing! So many people are so focused on the brand names of guitars that they forget the important stuff. This guitar, designed by Leo Fender no less, is superb in every way. fit and finish is as good as any guitar you will ever buy. The neck is beautiful and so easy to play. For me the top feature is the sound. You want vintage? its pouring from these pick ups. combined with the excellent controls it is as versatile as any strat type guitar i have ever played. The volume, treble and bass controls work on all three pick ups and enable you to shape your sound in a way that most guitars dont. Roll of the bass and keep the treble the same, roll off the treble and push the bass up, so versatile and usable. This has already become one of my most played guitars. It will have its live debut tonite... cant wait!!