Alright, so i want you to check some stuff for me: Is the neck flat? Not just thin, but literally flat, with rounded corners? How is the fret job? Any fret buzz? How is the string spacing from the edges of the fretboard? Bend the strings on the first and second frets. Do they stay in their nut slots? How stable is the neck? Try holding the axe by the horns while a string is ringing out, and then hold it so it's belly against the floor. That is, play the string while the guitar is in the normal position, then turn it to face the floor. Does it go out of tune badly? How much can you bend the pitch by pushing on the back of the neck?