Caveat: I'm really not into buying Chinese-made guitars, but after months of reading/watching an overwhelming number of fantastic reviews of this Squier (and being a J Mascis fan), I pulled the trigger the other night, albeit after several IPAs had been consumed and good judgement had been all but vanquished. It just arrived at my office. First impression is that it is gorgeous, absolutely no visible flaws or issues whatsoever (wish I could've said the same about the far more pricey USA-made Gibson 'Modern' Les Paul I ordered and promptly returned last month!) and sounds great unplugged. HEAVY bastard, too. Excited to plug it in tonight!