I’ve had the guitar for several days now, although it play extremely well I decided to replace the pickups with Fender Custom Shop Texas Special pickup set. This is not saying the pickups that come with this guitar are not good but not what I was looking for in a sound. IMHO if you are looking for a great guitar without alterations seriously consider this guitar. I do like the C shape neck also. Lastly I also own a American Classic Strat, couple both of these guitar together and there is not much you cannot do with them. Cudos to Fender, Jeff Beck and Sweetwater.