£60 for a brand new electric guitar. £60! Shipped! With accessories! I had to, right? Anyway, I'm the (proud?) owner of a Glarry GTL in Green. Obligatory: Here are my day-one thoughts: The good Thankfully (because although £60 is cheap for an electric guitar, I'd rather it wasn't totally wasted), there is a good bit to like about this guitar. It arrived faster than I thought, undamaged and with some 'case candy' (bag that is basically a cover, allen keys, cheap strap, cheap cable, pick). It looks great, to me anyway. The body appears to be full sized, and the green is just what I was hoping for. In terms of its function, everything works. I did manage to get it tuned up fairly quickly and didn't need to do anything really to get intonation to a playable level. The switch and jack work fine, and the pickups definitely aren't just clones of one another, and the volume pot has a nice, controlled sweep. In just a few minutes I was plugged into my amp and jamming away. And did I mention it was £60, including postage? The bad As you may expect, it's also not perfect. Predictably, the strings are garbage, but I'd expect that at prices higher than this too. The tuners are...well, they're there, and they technically work, but they're a long way from fluent. They're cheap tuners. Both of these things are hard to hold against it, given the price range. Worse, however, is the tone control, which when you ease back does nothing. So you ease it back, nothing. You ease it back some more, nothing. Ease it all the way back and, oh, someone's thrown a blanket over the amplifier. This wouldn't be a major issue on other guitars, particularly as a guy who routinely leaves vol and tone at the max. But the Glarry makes that tricky. The pickups are ceramic, as you'd expect at this price point. And I don't hold that as a criticism. The issue is, the neck pickup is super warm, a lot of highs dialled out. No biggie, tweak the amp treble. Switch to the bridge though, and it's all spikiness and brash. Both can be made to sound OK alone, but jumping from one to the other, their EQs are worlds apart. The neck in particular feels like a Tele neck pickup, but with the tone rolled maybe a third of the way back. The ugly These extra foibles aren't major at all but still worth examining. The strings that will of course be changed had seemingly oxidised? I think it was that. The first few chords and noodles left my fingertips greyed. The frets probably need a little polishing as they're very scratchy - though to be fair, any fret sprout seems minimal. Whoever placed the nut needed two goes to get it seated, judging by the cut at the top of the fretboard: And lastly, the pickguard is about 3-5 business days away from the bridge. The future Overall, I'm happy with this. I paid £60 for a useable and serviceable instrument. Would I recommend to a beginner? Yes, if you can't afford to go above this, or if you want to keep money back for some lessons (then a teacher could help you change the strings too). But my plan is to teach myself proper guitar care and maintenance, as well as modding. Pickups will go. Pots will go. I'll see what I can do to improve the neck, but might try a neck swap as part of the learning process too. I'm already excited to see what my new guitar will become!