I'll start with pictures, since that's what everybody wants. Now the review. I ordered this from MF a few weeks ago, using a 15% off coupon that lowered the price to $170. My preferred color was Baltic Blue Metallic, which was backordered for about ten days. It arrived in the basic wedge box, inside a packing box, inside a shipping box, so kudos to MF for careful shipping. 1. The color looks nothing like the way it appears in web photos. It's so different that I had to check the model number on the tag to be sure I'd gotten what I ordered. If you look at photos of the Baltic Blue and Forest Green models of this guitar and imagine something halfway between them, that's the right neighborhood. I actually like this color better than any of the stock colors; it's beautiful and unusual. But if you really wanted a guitar that looked like the photo of Baltic Blue Metallic, you'd be disappointed. Are they all like this, or is this just an example of extreme variation in paint batches? I have no idea. 2. It's a ferocious neck diver. That's not too surprising, since it's basically an SG variant and every SG I've hung around my neck wanted to dive for the floor. OTOH, it balances in my lap much better than any SG, so that's a plus. The weight is 7 lb. 1 oz. 3. Hardware is fine. Everything works as it should, knobs feel good, it stays in tune as well as you can expect with new strings. The pickups are the same ceramic Ibanez Classic Elites that come in their mid-priced models. 4. Fit and finish are . . . OK. I'd call it equivalent to the Squier Bullet Telecaster that sells for about the same money. Like the Squier, my only real complaint is that the frets feel gritty. The Ibanez is better than my Squier was in that regard, but it still needs an hour or two on the polishing bench. Fret leveling is very good, neck relief was excellent, the action was a bit high for my taste (possibly a shipping precaution) but easily adjusted. There were some dark dirt or grease spots on the back of the neck which wiped off easily. Imperfections can be seen in the paint when you hold it up to the light. If this were a car, I'd be angry. On an under-$200 guitar, it meets my expectations. A common flaw in inexpensive guitars is nut slots that are cut too shallow, leading to notes pulling sharp when you play below the 5th fret. Happily, that's not the case here. The nut slots are cut to the proper depth, BUT . . . 5. The spacing of the nut slots is too wide. As soon as I started playing, I had trouble with both E strings sliding off the frets. Calipers showed the neck is the same width at the nut (42.75mm) as my CV Telecaster and Ibanez AS73 semihollow. Those are two of my favorite guitar necks, and I have no problems with strings rolling off either of them. The difference is string spacing. Across E to E at the nut, the AS73 is 34.9, the CV is 36.1, and the AX120 is a whopping 37.1. That generous spacing leaves no room to spare between the Es and the fret ends. If I keep this guitar, I'll definitely replace the nut. Given the low price of a Tusq nut, that's probably a good upgrade anyway, but it ought to be optional, not mandatory. As is, this is a frustrating instrument to play. Changing a nut isn't a big job, but the circumstances are such that I might return the guitar out of sheer annoyance - which would be a shame, because in every other respect it's a decent, attractive, inexpensive instrument. We'll see whether I fall in love with it over the next week. It does look nice hanging on the wall.