I bought this guitar brand new directly from the factory for $25.00 US dollars. Made in China, this guitar blows me away. Not because it's a great guitar. It's not. But for twenty five dollars, it's a great beginner electric guitar. It’s not going to win you a record contract, or on second thought, maybe it will. For $25 bucks, you could smash one every night on stage, and that might get a record exec’s attention.