"You get what you pay for"
This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
The stock pickups are pure crapola. Plan on replacing them quickly, should you buy this guitar. That will add $200 on to the price. Not quite a bargain anymore, is it? Has reasonable sustain, but not the best.
Zero features, except for a stupid inlay on the fretboard. The finish appears nice, but is hard to keep clean; fingerprints really show up and look bad. Also, the finish breaks easily. Mine had a small fall, and a huge hunk "2" section) of finish broke off down to the wood. Very brittle. The guitar looks like crap now, after one small bump. Getting rid of it now.
Ease of Use:
As stated, good tone is not possible with the stock pickups.
Lousy pickups. Cheap, brittle finish that highlights all fingerprints, making the guitar appear dirty at all times. Fingerboard is rough and grainy, causing sticky bends and vibrato. Tone pots are virtually useless. The pickguard is cheap, and feels like it wants to break at any moment.
Did not use support.
If you want a cheap beater axe... this is it. If you want to sound good, with a fast neck... this ain't the one to buy. A much better option: check out the "Lotus" from Minarik Guitars. Yes, it is more money... but the Lotus is a work of art, that plays and sounds out of this world. In my opinion, the Lotus beats any LP or LP copy I have ever heard or played.
The Wow Factor:
I would not buy another... not even for a beater to drag around town.
Overall, you get what you pay for. That is fact. This guitar is cheap in every respect. Playing it is not enjoyable, due to the rough fingerboard and the crappy pickups. Of course, the weight is also a factor. I would not buy another, nor would I recommend it to anyone.