Samick are usually an inexpensive Japanese brand.
The quality will vary greatly from one guitar to the next.
If you can try it before you buy, and if the price is not very high, then it might be a good starter guitar.
I don't know about upgrades, but the hardware is pro ally pretty low end.
If the neck is good and straight, then it may me a good platform to upgrade, but it will never be a Gibson!
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