The fretboard is a little dry and the neck needs some smoothing but still plays surprisingly well. I bought this for my little girl who has been taking guitar for a year (she is going from acoustic to electric.) They can be used to play from any heavy metal song to the latest pop songs – with style! In the case of the guitar, it was particularly because my hand was cramping and my joints were really starting to hurt while stretching to make cord shapes. It looks like WhatsApp is not installed on your phone. A great buy if you're alert to the necessary tweaks! Now, the Bullet Strat features a 25.5” scale, so those with smaller hands might want to try the short-scale Stratocaster, with its 24” scale, or the Mini Strat, which boasts a 22/75" scale. I bought the guitar separately from the amp and cord to make it easy to return one item if one didn’t work. Overall nothing stellar, but then again, a beginner does not need anything stellar. I got it for my 10 year old who had never played guitar. The body of this guitar is laminated hardwood. This is not a toy, though! Fender Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar - Imperial Blue Austin Bazaar is an authorized Squier dealer.