very pleased with this guitar. I've been blues/folk/rock playing over 40 years and have had a lot of guitars in my hands over the years . I currrently own about a dozen, mostly vintage American made, guitars... not counting the 000-18 redwood top acoustic I'm building in my workshop. this obviously Rickenbacker inspired guitar... not a direct copy but similar in form playability and tone... is exceptional. I may have to touch up the fret ends ... well rounded but a little proud of the fretboard... but other than that the setup out of the box was spot on... low action and doesn't fret out eve to the top of the neck . Hardware and construction all seem to be good quality and stays in tune nicely even with liberal use of the bigsby tremelo. It has a great vintage tone and is easy to play. I would have not problem recommending this guitar to someone looking for a Rickenbacker style guitar but without thousands in the budget to purchase the real thing.