Not What I Was Expecting
I really, really wanted to love this guitar, but wound up returning it within a few days. Call me picky, but I was expecting a guitar of good quality, especially at this price point. The fretboard just simply felt horrible under my fingers. Not smooth, and most of the frets weren't filed good, if at all. There were some sharp edges, and not one fret was rounded. Then there's the construction... very interesting. The finish was good, but the guitar felt lacking in substance. The oddest thing about this guitar is the "rubber gasket" that wraps around the side of the body. In the pictures, it just looks like a broadly painted stripe and is pretty cool and stylish looking. It reality, it really is a rubber gasket! Definitely scores low on the "cool factor"! With all this being said, I did like the tone quite a bit. Bright and clear, with a nice warm sounding low end. I liked the tone so much that I considered keeping the guitar and getting the neck worked on. Ultimately though, the overall design in construction just didn't do it for me. At all.
Kudos to Sweetwater though for their great customer service and return policy - it made this process painless!