Neutrik provides quality plugs, and this one is not an exception. It has a metal housing and a rigid construction. The Neutrik website provides good instructions to soldering, and it's an easy job to do on these plugs. One word of warning though: If you need an instrument cable, DON'T use these plugs! These are stereo (notice the two grooves on tip, mono have only one groove) and using a stereo plug prevents effects, amps and active guitars from connecting. Passive guitars will work fine though.