The most pleasing thing is, of course, the appearance, the guitar looks just gorgeous and clearly worth the money. The frets don't scratch, which is very cool for me, considering that the Fender, which costs the same money, does not handle frets so well. Of course, she has her own problems.
Personally, I don't have any serious problems that could somehow interfere with using it, but cosmetic problems are not so few.
The most that upset me was the smeared fret on the side, the tree apparently split off and this place was filled with paint in the color of the neck, it is not felt with a finger and does not interfere in any way, but still a little unpleasant. The next obvious problem is how the pickguard was cut, there were so many small pieces sticking out, I just sanded them off and everything seemed to be fine. Well, not a significant small bubble of varnish is located next to the neck pocket, but it is completely invisible. And to be honest, the only thing I want to replace is the tone and volume knobs, there is a big bubble in the tone knob, and all the knobs are very worn out, but I don't think this is a big problem, this is very easy to solve.
About the pickups I can’t say either anything bad or nothing good (for the price it’s not bad that it’s not a noun sound), the electronics are all in working order, everything turns and switches.
The wood is selected and glued very well, the joints of the wood are certainly not striking. We are very pleased with Grover locking tuners who do their job.
The most important thing that I would like to note is how the guitar was packed, there is very little foam, literally a couple of pieces of paper so that the guitar does not fly all over the box and that's it ... I honestly was very surprised when I opened the package, but thank God everything was whole and without a single chip
Even the fact that this guitar has such minor cosmetic problems, which, of course, are related to its price, the guitar made me very happy and I hope it will please for a very long time. If you want to try how the shape of the explorer feels, then this is definitely your version with which you will not go wrong, but keep in mind that minimal cosmetic problems can be