What a difference a set-up makes !!! No fret buzzing, wierdo noises, etc. The thing plays like "butta" now. I had it set-up for low-action, and restrung with D'Addario strings. All in all, the best money I've spent in a long time. For those who are having problems with the instrument just not sounding, playing, or feeling right, get a set-up. Later.