The thing about this guitar is the way it feels. Wide, thick neck.... Heavy solid wood body....this particular model has a "pro" feel about it that Squiers usually lack. It feels "large" and "solid" for lack of better terms. Like all import guitars , no two are likely to be exactly the same , but so far so good with this model! Im playing straight into a peavey Transtube bandit, clean channel, no effects. rock on!