For 500$ this is an amazing guitar, awesome neck, great construction, close to the USA version. Looks sweet! plays really well, the only thing is you will definitely want to replace the pick ups, they are terrible. no tone, no clarity, no definition. So plan on spending a couple hundy more to get it sounding good. Came out of the box with a ton of fret buzz, so be ready to set it up as well. None of these are things I was worried about or can't handle. Over all I love it and would buy it again.