Set up will be needed
By: Joe from O'Fallon MO
Your general opinion of this product.
Over all, I really like the guitar. I've always wanted a Mustang but with a kid on the way and numerous other projects, I couldn't justify spending $900 on a Fender or selling one of Fender Strats to get one. I know a lot of people complain about the neck of the guitar, but I absolutely love it's profile. The bridge pick up sounds alright both clean and distorted, but could benefit from wax potting. The neck pickup is a completely different story and it'll be changed soon. The bridge was and still is a complete disaster and is in need of a professional set up. I find low E to drop out of tune easily.
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Straight out of the box, not dependable at all. Throw an extra $100 at it for a set up and some minor parts and it's good to go.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
It's not a great pickup, but I love the pickup in the bridge position. The neck pickup sounds very muddy when distorted.
How did the stain or paint job look?
The finish was actually really good on the guitar I received. The only thing I've changed was the pick guard but that was just for color preference.