I have learned that Mr. Peavey puts out an array of quality level guitars. You can't tell by looking but I am thinking that this chopper is from the high/higher quality shelf. The money that Peavey asks is fair and sometimes surprising. <Example:> I bought an American made "Foundation" 4 string bass. Played fantastic out of the the case! I never adjusted any part of it. Oly White with rosewood fretboard on maple neck. It has 2 "J Pups" . I paid $470 with plastic Fender type cast. Iv'e owned some old and then some early newer 70's Jazz Basses. This kept up with all of those.