If your not a person looking for a project don't buy this mess. Neck needed shimming. A few of the Necks bolts stripped as shiiped. Added new glued dowels to repair neck. All the Controls had to tightened. Bridge was not setup correctly major new setup to get playing correctly. Nut was loose needed a drop of glue, Hex Cap screws strip out easily on bridge. Replaced with new metric slotted Cheesehead Screws very hard to find the correct size hex cap bolts. Finish was OK Neck Binding OK. Tuners are minimal as expected but work. After al lot of tweaking and adjusting it's OK now.
I wanted a cheap throw around guitar that I didn't have to worry about. I was looking a cheap top brand guitars, having a few of those throughout the years. Then I found this one from Monoprice. I was quite surprised how nice of a guitar it is. The pickups are a little muddy sounding for me, but not bad enough to make me want to change them out, since I didn't want to put a lot of money on a guitar anyway. Mine has a great setup and plays very smooth and fast. The Wilkinson tremolo is really awesome, and smooth.
I would recommend this guitar for beginners, and anyone who wants a decent and cheap guitar.