Just got this yesterday. I actually bought a Road Worn on Saturday that sounded really good in the shop, bu when I brought it home I noticed that it had some major tuning problems. That, and the fact that I really don't like relicing made me take it back. Tried this one out and I don't know why I didn't bring it home the first night! I've been wanting a vintage style strat for a while now, but didn't want to spend too much dough. This guitar is a GREAT bargain. I played it next to a '65 reissue, which I've been dreaming about for a while, and it totally held its own. I have no doubt that the USA one is probably built better, but I sure couldn't tell. This guitar is light, super resonant, and just plays great. With the nitro, it totally nails the vintage vibe and sound in every way. I'm definitely not used to the vintage radius and frets, but it really does play great despite that. The store gave me a free setup with purchase, and I mean a SET UP. The tech was very detailed, and even filed down a fret that was causing a little buzzing. The pickups are OK, nothing great, so I'll probably change those out. No big deal, I would have probably changed pickups no matter what I bought. If you are looking for a non-reliced vintage strat, but don't want to shell out the cash for the USA one, I would definitely recommend this one. Pro guitar in every way.