Everything you want in a quality guitar is there in the American Standard. I have had mine a couple of years and it is everything I expected and then some. It is a production guitar but you could fool me. The fit and finish are precision workmanship that meet custom artist standards. Knobs, switch and tuners are solid feeling and rugged enough for the road abuse and wear. Neck is straight as an arrow. It doesn't even have that slight bow effect called relief created by the string tension.
Finally, in all of the good stuff about the product, I have to say Sweetwater makes it easy. The up front service is outstanding and even returns are graciously accepted. The two year Sweetwater warranty is really better.