Joe's doesn't bother with cheap, low-quality trash guitars prevalent at most other music shops looking to make a quick buck. Joe stands behind his products & is even trained & qualified to service the guitars. I trust NOBODY other than Joe's to service my Fenders. If you're willing to sacrifice quality in favor of economy, go elsewhere. If you want the best, forget the rest & just go to Joe's! And btw, he's a great guy, too. He doesn't give you the "sales pitch." He's upfront & honest with you. When you leave Joe's Guitars, you'll leave happy.