Just received this beautiful guitar. After playing for several hours, I am in awe. The neck is wonderful. If you like really tiny necks this probably isn't for you since it is on the chunkier side but it still feels fast. The tone and volume controls are spot on and are actually usable throughout the range. Every little detail seems like it was thoroughly thought out. Despite what you may think, this is not just another strat copy. It is its own thing and you should definitely play one for yourself to decide.