Hey, I'll be the first to say that I am still getting used to the Strandberg and that down the line I might find some things I may not like as much, as with any other guitar, but the least you could do is give me some credit. As I said, they cost A LOT of money for a production guitar, so if it wasn't perfect you can be sure I wouldn't keep it. Your experience with them may not have been that good, and I completely agree that some of their OS models left quite a bit to be desired. But that's not at all what I got, so what I'm trying to gather is whether that vision of "cool and comfortable design, but poor QC and overpriced" that some people have is still true or not, because based on what I've played and seen in the last few weeks it may not be the case anymore. And why don't you try seeing it the other way round? I'm not saying that your Vigier is "just" as good as a Korean guitar (as if that mattered?) a nobody just happened to buy: Vigiers are fantastic guitars, it's that the Korean guitar I just bought has ended up being better than I expected, and as good as the Vigier and better than the Fender I've been playing until now (and of which I just happened to sell the Excalibur HSS I've had for the past 5 years). Regarding the setup, as soon as I got it I checked everything was working and in place, and I set it up at ~1.3 to 1.5 mm as I do with all my guitars. No fret buzz anywhere on the fretboard. To give a counter example, my experience with Carvin/Kiesel, since you just mentioned them, has left a lot to be desired. Add to that all the ongoing issues with their QC and customer service, and the fact that they're simply not a good value in Europe, and it's understandable that I'd never consider buying one or that I don't have a good image of them. But that doesn't mean I'll just write them all off as poor or that I won't listen to anyone who happens to like theirs, because I know they can get it right and I do like some of their work. Strandberg made some mistakes last year with their first OS line, but maybe they've learned from those mistakes and this time they've got it right? Oh, and just to make it clear, I wasn't comparing it to anything like a custom Suhr, PRS or ESP. Of course I know those are in another league (and also a lot more expensive), I was talking about the Classic, the CE-24 and the M-III respectively, which specifically were the other ones I was considering before getting the Strandberg. I hope that didn't look like senseless rambling and I got the idea across in the end, it's almost 1 A.M. here and I've been working since this morning.