A few years ago, I bought a Squier Mustang off Craigslist and found a used G&G Mustang sized case at a local store. Sold the Mustang, but kept the case thinking one day I'd have a use for it. Well, now I have a use for it. This Duo Sonic arrived yesterday: Desert Sand is one of my favorite Fender colors, and it looks so good with a gold pick guard. The bridge pickup has spank and snarl like a Tele. With the treble turned up, you'd almost think it was a Tele. The neck pickup gets close to a jazz box tone with the treble rolled back. With both pickups, it can approximate a Knopfler-esque Strat tone pretty well. At 7 lbs 2 oz, weight is a little on the heavy side for one of these, but not bad at all. No neck dive at all. You either like 24" scale guitars or you don't. I like them, but the scale length seems to cause some intonation problems. The low E was way off on this one. I had to move the saddle back almost as far as it will go to get that string to intonate well enough that chords with open strings don't sound wonky. Still has the .10 gauge strings that came with it, but I'll be putting .11s on it at first string change. Fit and finish is excellent. No sharp fret ends, frets nicely polished. The back of the neck has a satin finish, but the fretboard is glossy. Seems like it should have had a satin finish on the fretboard, but that would probably look out of place with the glossy body. The only fault I've found is a metallic buzz that occurs when playing the low E. It stops if I lightly touch the string just behind the nut. I suspect the string is not seated well in the nut slot, but don't know how to sort this out. Can't hear it when it's plugged in, though. Overall, I'm duly impressed with this iteration of the Duo Sonic. Besides the low E string issue, the only gripes are that it didn't come with vintage style split shaft tuners and white plastic tuning keys, there are no felt washers under the strap pegs, and the volume pot doesn't have much sweep. If you like small, short scale guitars, or think you might want to try one, this is a worthy contender.