I received this Esquire a few weeks ago from S.W. It plays well, action is a little wierd, I think due to the narrow tall frets. I can't get the action as low as I like. But it's not a deal breaker by any means. Fit and finish are excellent. Tone is Esquire all day long. Very chimmey and open. Harmonics anywhere you want them. It growls with overdrive and cleans up crystal clear without. I already changed out the resistor/capacitor pack in favor of a single capacitor ala Eldred mod. Also some Pure Vintage dome knobs I had laying around. Otherwise this is how she'll stay. No need for anything else yet. Although having a CS Nocaster pup just sitting here is awfully tempting Lol.