I would like to reiterate that I am very happy with my XV-950. Sure, it turned out ot be a blem, but GFA made good on it. If I wanted perfect, I would have sprung $750 at GC for a Gretsch 5120. Instead, I payed $240 for a unique hollowbody. For the price, I am very satisfied with what I have. The guitar plays well, and I did not have to do a full setup, which is rare on almost any new guitar these days. I have even decided to keep the stock pickups.