Top positive review
Solid beginner guitar with caveats...
Reviewed in the United States on June 5, 2017
I might be inclined to give this instrument 3 1/2 stars if that were allowed, but rounding up is probably more fair than rounding down, so I give it 4. It delivers a lot of value, in that it sounds great, and the parts that matter most are solidly crafted. By that I mean the neck and body - this guitar is made out of nice wood, and looks terrific. I can't really judge the quality of the tuning machine or the bridge, since this is the first instrument I've owned, but I was disappointed by the electronics, which seem to me to be dirt cheap. A few week after buying it I started getting horribly painful buzzing and popping sounds every time my body shifted, and when I took the backplate off to inspect the innards, discovered that the output jack was very poorly soldered. I took the extra step of removing the old solder so I could redo it competently. The jack itself is very cheap and flimsy, and I will probably try to replace it with something better at some point. Upon inspecting the rest of the electronic, I'm rather motivated to replace all of them in the coming years, or else buy a higher quality guitar. So I guess my final verdict is, it's a great instrument for beginners on a tight budget, but you get what you pay for. It will look and sound good for the time being, but you may want to brush up on your soldering skills before buying.