This guitar is as nice as they say for sure. It is set up perfectly and ready to go. Sweetwater techs do a great job. I love the single coil/humbucker feature, just push the tone knob to switch. The action is great and the neck is perfect. One thing that needs to be addressed is the string height adjusting screws on the bridge. The remaining threads that are exposed are quite sharp. I rest my palm right on them as I'm sure many players do, and they are actually scratching up my skin like coarse sandpaper. I intend to carefully file them my self. Not a big issue, but one that should be addressed in the manufacturing process. This guitar is certainly worth $600.00 dollars. One last thing: no worries on how it is packaged for shipping. The delivery driver would have to run it over to cause any harm. Sweetwater rocks.
I have never purchased a guitar without playing it first, but now I'm convinced you can.