I've played a variety of electrics including Gibson SG Custom, Univox Hi-Flyer, Kawai, and this is on par or better than any of them. I'd buy another just for the flexibility of the sound and ease of play.
Model Year: 1967
Where Obtained: individual
Hollowbody 1-piece laminated maple top and back, laminated maple sides and f-holes w/ Red Sunburst finish rosewood fingerboard, Gold/white/black/white plastic laminate pickguard; Fender steel bridge w/ vibrato tailpiece; Fender enclosed tuners; Dual Fender/DeArmond single coil pickups
Tone and volume controls for each pickup w/ 3-way pickup selector switch
Very playable for all types of music, easy action all through the fretboard. Feed back is a problem with effects pedals unless playing low volumes.
Fender Dual Reverb amp with Crybaby is a good combo for this model. DOD Overdrive Plus pedal is a surefire feedback problem.
The variety of sounds with the DeArmond pickups is pretty good.
It has been relatively trouble free for about 25 years that I've owned it. The playing has varied from very heavy early on to a few hours a week now. As long as fresh strings are maintained she is a solid performer.