Well I know this won't get much positive response, but I picked up this guitar really cheap yesterday and I must say I'm impressed ! I have several other guitars including a Gibson Les Paul Studio, a MIM Fender Strat and an Epiphone Les Paul Special II. All great guitars, but this new guitar is really a great value for the money...ESP LTD EC-10. The one I got was made in Vietnam 2016. Its every bit as good of a build as my Epi, which I love...the tuners seem to be a little better on the LTD. The pickups on the Epi are maybe a little better. Either way, new guitar day, and from someone that's been around the block a few times, today's "cheap" guitar certainly isn't in same as the cheap guitars I started with in the late 70's, which by today's standards would be considered pure junk ! Thank God for CNC Machines !