If you're in the market for sweet semi-hollow tonal options, this is very simply a great guitar at a great price. I kept checking it out at the local music store, trying in vain to talk myself out of it. In the end it just played and sounded much better than I would expect for this price range. I never write reviews, but after spending considerable time with this guitar I want to share the Modern Player Starcaster love. It would be 5 stars except that the first day I had it at home I managed to break the input jack,... twice. This is partly due to a vulnerable input location on a large body and partly due to the exceedingly flimsy jack plate. I would not let this deter you, but I won't gig with this one until I install a sturdier after-market jack. Regardless, I've already had hours and hours of great fun with this great guitar. Try it, you'll like it!