You get exactly what you pay for with this ES-339 PRO
I want to love this guitar. It is beautiful - if you keep your distance. Sure it shines, but as many have said before - Frets like sandpaper - The cheapest plastic nut known in existence - Gummy MIC stickers in back of headstock - and yes, the dreaded fret buzz on the E6 and A5 strings when playing unplugged. Basically, not as good out of the box as my Korean-made, kitchen cabinet like Danelectro. And yes, after all this, I'm keeping it. Why? Because, after I spend sometime polishing the frets, changing the strings and replacing the nut with a real bone one, this 7lb -6oz, Far East beauty will play as nice as the real one, and I saved ~$2k. I do have several top tier guitars and basses and this will fit nicely somewhere in the middle .
If you buy this guitar - buy it here, because unlike your local GC, the guitar arrives fingerprint free - clean, setup, intonation and in tune, 3 days after you order it. Plus you do get a 2 year warranty (FWIW). The other place makes you pay for an additional 30 days.... 60 days total - oh, and no allen wrench for the truss bar.
I have been dealing with Paul Allen @ sweetwater for years and have never been disappointed - in fact, quite the opposite! Sorry if I sound like I'm shilling for them, but it is really refreshing to have a consistently good experience with these guys - something I can't say about the other outlets.
If I had to say anything negative about these guys, is that I would prefer bacon instead of the candy they pack in the boxes :-)