I bought 2 of these, just because of the debate that keeps coming up between those who bought them and have experience with them and those who call them junk, or worse.
I contend that anyone calling these junk has never even touched one. These guitars are every bit as good as any entry level guitar but selling for less than half the price you would pay at a music store.
The pickups are entry level stuff, the strings are cheap but playable, the nut is some kind of plastic. BUT...
The build quality is really good and fit & finish is very nice on both of mine. Tone woods are standard fair, the neck on mine is particularly nice! Both of mine are very resonant, solid body electric guitars. Made with loving Chinese hands. Same as the fender squiers, epiphone or other name brand instruments.
Tone is full and once the strings break in, mine both stay in tune just fine. The tuning machines on mine are actually better than the ones that came on my bullet strat! The neck and bridge are fully adjustable, so you may want to set neck bow, string height, and action to your liking. Actually very easy to do on these strat like setups.
Yes, the amp is kind of a toy, but it even works ok. Don't expect much from a 4 inch speaker driven by 5 Watts.I
Bottom line, get some decent strings, set it up, and plug it in to a decent amp. I bet you'll have a lot of fun for a few pennies on the dollar! I'm actually tempted to get the black one to see if three times a charm.
BTW: I have been playing guitar since I was a kid (1970), and 4 of my 6 kids play now. I gave my first grandson a Martin acoustic on his christening. So yeah, I've been around and played a few guitars in my life.
If you just want a decent guitar to play, I doubt you'd be disappointed with one of these. Congrats to all who get in on this deal.
First song: Sweet Home Alabama!