Price paid: $ 5706
Purchased from: MJ guitars, in Munich
Features: Made in 2008, in Germany, by the Master Caster co. witch is a Dommenget leaded co. This guitar has 24 frets, with a long neck scale of 25.5". The body is made of old german alder, and the neck of european maple, carbon fibre-reinforced. The fretboard is rosewood, Dot "mother of pearl", and MJ sign on the 12th fret inlays, and Jumbo Dunlop 6150 (Gibson) frets. The guitar is a Strat-style guitar with a nice Matthias Jabs'"Zebra" finish. The Kluson Vintage tuners are really nice. The bridge is an Original Floyd-Rose Tremolo. This guitar has 3 pickups:
- Patended "Masterbucker B" (HBSC Combination Humbucker/Sigle coil)Bridge pickup
- Funkstrat, reverse polarity. Middle pickup
-"Masterbucker N" (HBSC Combination Humbucker/Single coil)Neck pickup
This guitar has 4 Switch:
- 1 volume control for bridge pickup.
- 1 volume control for middle/neck pickup.
- 1 Master tone (with NOS Paper-coil Condenser, like 50' LP)Push/Pull switches the neck pickup from single coil to humbucker.
- 1 Leadswitch (switches the bridge humbucker straight to the socket, the remaining circuit is completely disconected)
It includes a case, 3 signed picks, and Matthias Jabs' signature KLOTZ cable. // 10
Sound: I play Scorpions style, Hard Rock, Metal, Blues. This guitar really suits my style. I use it with Marshall 30dfx/Line6 Spider3 amp, and Boss GT-10 effects processor. That guitar is not noisy at all, it has a warm sound on the neck pickup and a bright sound on the bridge pickup. The guitar has also a nice sustain. It can produce all Scorpions sounds; from wallcrashing heavy to ultraclean. All sounds are avaiable from the guitar contlrols. // 10
Action, Fit & Finish: The guitar is a Hight-Quality company made. So it was perfectly set-up at the factory. Plus, Matthias Jabs will test every guitar you buy to ensure the baest quality. The bridge pickup looks broken but it's bended. The guitar didn't contain any flaws (otherwise I'd be furious paying such money) // 10
Reliability & Durability: This guitar withstands Live playing. The hardware looks like it will last forever, The strap buttons are very solid, but I prefer using strap-locks (I don't want to drop it, too expensive). You can depend on it completly, no backup needed on gigs. The finish is so good that (I think) it will last forever. // 10
Overall Impression: This guitar suits (almost) every kind of music, even if you don't have any pedals, don't worry the controls have all the sounds. I have been playing for 3 years, and it's my favourite guitar, as well as the Dommenget Explorer 90 Custom, I also have a Fender Custom Classic Stratocaster, a Gibson Les Paul 80', and a PRS Paul Allender-SE guitars. But they are no match to these 2. I love everything about this guitar, except the price. My favourite features are the pickups. The only thing I wish it had is a better price. // 9