I am a beginner guitarist, and played every guitar I could get my hands on, looking for the holy grail of guitars. I always wanted a Fender, but was open to anything. Even at this price point , this was a lot of money for me. In my search for guitars , I played some that looked great but didn't play as well as they looked (and the other way around as well). As soon as I started playing it I noticed the quality of everything about this instrument, the smoothness of the neck, the finish, how well it stayed in tune even after using vibrato bar over and over..etc. Needless to say I pulled the trigger on it , and I am extremely happy with my purchase. This guitar is worth every penny in my opinion.
North Bergen, NJ