I paid $170 American with shipping to Toronto. Overall I would say it is somewhere between a Mexican Fender and a Squire CV. The neck profile is similar to Mexican Fenders. The fret work is decent. The action was good and even, but I had to tweak the truss rod and set the intonation. It comes with a gig bag and wrenches for this. Fit and finish is very good. It does have bit of a greenish hue towards the middle of the body. I haven't taken it out but it sounds pretty good at home at low volume. The two pup setting is hum canceling, a nice touch (Hello, Fender). The string ferrules fell out, I glued them back in. I think the string spacing at the nut is slightly off, but not enough to feel when playing. It's a nice weight, I don't have scales, but it's lighter than my American Strat, and the boat anchor 1970 Tele I had. For what I paid, I'm quite happy.