I haven't been playing long at all. I have this guitar, a Saga TC-10, and an Epiphone DR-100 guitar. I really didn't have any questions about it when I bought it. If it were stolen, I would go nuts and buy a replacement right away!!! I love the look, sound, and feel of this guitar. I don't really hate anything about it. I love the neck on it! I really don't compare this with many other guitars because I don't have that much experience. I wish it already had strap locks and push-pull coil tapping. Really nice axe and with Epiphone you don't have to spend a ton of money to get a great sound. Check this guitar out.