I have had problems pressing the top e string down to the fretboard. It hurts my fingers....especially on frets one and two. I put a lighter gauge string on and it is easier to press.....but the notes played on the first two frets play sharp. To try to offset this I am having to tune the open e string down slightly. So when I play chords on first or second fret the sound ok...but playing chords with the top string open...it clashes a bit. Have to tune down open string about 10 cents.