I went to try one out Monday and really liked it but not the color. G.C. by me had one so I went today on my lunch break to look at it. AWFUL! to say the least. Pickguard plastic piece scratched thru to the actual pickguard. The frets look very dirty and felt like sandpaper and there was a crack in the front of the body just about halfway down to the neck. When I looked at the edge by the jack plate it looks at if someone had dropped it from about waist high and shattered the poly down to the actual wood! So I just pulled the trigger and ordered one. Affintiy special butterscotch blonde. I dont like buying something I cant play first but I have played a few of these and they seem the same. Im sure mine will be fine after a string change and fret ends sanded smooth and frets polished which I plan to do as soon as I plug it in and play for a little while.