Price paid: $ 419.99
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Features: - Made in Indonesia 2011.
- 22 Jumbo frets.
- Laminate Top.
- Maple neck with mahogany body.
- Black Shine finish.
- Random Star.
- Tune o matic
- Passive Electronics.
- 1 volume control with 3 way togle.
- 2 pickups at bridge and neck. ESP LTD stock pick ups.
- Locking Sperzel tuners. // 7
Sound: I play thrash and Heavy metal it suits the genre well. I use a Line 6 Spider 75W combo when playing. Very rich/full sound. If you have any idea on what effects you want the guitar to make, it will fulfill them. There is definitely a variety in what the guitar can do and the sounds it can make. // 8
Action, Fit & Finish: The guitar is very unbalanced in the neck which is one of the few draw backs. Pick ups are great. Love how the bridge is set up.
There are only 3 problems that this guitar has, and those are: 1. unbalanced/heavy neck. 2. 22 frets. 3. No tremolo.
I also don't like how the neck is painted but that's just a personal thing that I don't like. // 7
Reliability & Durability: Yes, but only if you have a strong physique. This guitar isn't for a beginner. Hardware is very reliable and I believe it can hold its own. Yes but I took them out and replaced them with Dunlop strap locks. Hell yes I would! The black Finish isn't going anywhere anytime soon. // 7
Overall Impression: I play thrash/heavy/death metal and this guitar is perfect for those genres. I've been playing since I was 7. I own lots of other gear that can be seen on my page. I would have asked about the neck wood. No I don't think I would buy it again. I love the shape and the controls on it. I hate that the neck is so heavy, that is has 22 frets, that its bolt on, and that it has no tremolo. I can't compare with any other products. I wish it was neck-thru with 25 frets, made of alder and had a Floyd Rose Double-Locking tremolo. // 8