The Harley Benton CST-24T is a very nicely finished guitar. A couple downsides was the weight and faulty electronics . The black flame color is very appealing, with nice flame maple top veneer. A few very minor flaws in the paint but too slight to dwell on. Should make a fine guitar for both beginners and advanced guitarists! Would also make a nice modding platform. At the price they are selling at it's a steal!