#2
the neck is great
uhh
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

also-
i find the musician friends reviews to be VERY accurate
and ive always been happy with my purchases from that site
#3
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.