After hearing about and looking into Indio by Monoprice guitars, I decided to give them a shot. First new guitar/guitar purchase in 40-plus years. I grew up as a Fender and Gibson devotee. I purchased the Indio Cali DLX Quilted Maple Top in Blue Burst. The guitar looks great. Fit and finish are very nice. Hardware (chrome)/pickups are good. Minor tuning adjustments out of the box and I was off and running. The Cali fills my Strat void and since I don't have a Tele and I like the Cali so much I ordered the Indio Retro DLX Flamed Top Electric Guitar in Trans Green. You can see and hear the Cali DLX as I play it (running through the 5-way switch settings, neck to bridge PUs) on one of TDPRI's Russ Woods' great backers, "Show Off Your Blues #2": Blues II Redux - Indio's Blues, and on his recent and beautiful "Show off Your Country Licks #14", Country XIV - Crafting Country (Thanks Russ). PS: Check out Russ' latest original on TDPRI, The Answer.