Bought this to keep the kids away from my guitars and amps. Wow, what a great guitar. I have probably spent a little too much time on it. Sounds great and stays tuned during play right out of the box. Adjusted the action a little bit and put new strings on it and actually enjoy playing it as well as some of my other guitars. As for the amp, it was a little more then expected from a $300 starter kit, sounds really good and has some serious power behind it for the price. Makes me wonder why I have spent so much on "higher end" guitars sometimes.