The guitar is beautiful. That's the one thing it does have going for it. It suffered from annoying fret buzz straight out of the case. I was encouraged to buy this guitar under the assurance that it was a high quality instrument. I own many Gibson and Fender guitars and none of them required as much set up and repair out of the box as this guitar. The pickups are decent at best. There are far better guitars for the price and if you want Gibson style and quality, save and wait until you can afford it. I am sending this one back.