the neck is great
any guitar is good as long as you know how to play

as i always say
a good player will be good on any guitar
but this guitar will suit a good players need very well

i find the musician friends reviews to be VERY accurate
and ive always been happy with my purchases from that site
If you're looking for budget guitar, then yes, it fits that role very well. Basswood will give you a fairly good sound, contoured neck sounds good but bolt-on is the worst neck attachment, pickups are probably 'ok', nothing special, mediocre at best, trem and electronics are average. Still, not bad for the price.