Price paid: € 130
Sound — 9
The sound of this guitar is impressively good for the price. In fact, I think this is the best from the Aria MAC 30. You can play any style on want you it, and both the clean and distorted sound really good. The only down point is the buzzing that will happen if you don't change strings after a couple of mouths.
Overall Impression — 7
I think that this guitar is good for beginners and has a reasonable price. It sounds very good and looks good, so if you have a band, it's good to start with. I love the sound of it, but it buzzes after a couple of months, and replacing the strings is crucial. There are better guitars them this, but you wont regret if you buy it.
Reliability & Durability — 3
This is the weak spot of this guitar. After a few months, it seems that everything on it turns bad. In fact, the strings and frets of my Aria are all rusty and dirty. Sure, I clean it sometimes but after a while, it's the same again. The only solution is to clean it often and replace strings. Has for the strings itself, they are weak. They will sound "cranky" and will buzz after a while, you will be force to raise your bridge.
Action, Fit & Finish — 6
The pickups are well adjusted and the guitar looks very good, beautiful, has mentioned above. However, it is noticeable that after a few mouths, the fret begins to lose it's quality and so the strings. Playing this guitar is easy, has the neck is well designed and you wont have trouble moving/playing on it.
Features — 8
The Aria MAC-30 offers good features for a reasonable price. it's good for beginners or even for professionals that want to jam or try new sounds. I don't know where it was made. The guitar itself looks nice, with and "aggressive" look, being the color black the most noticeable. This guitar is very sexy and attractive. It has 24 frets and 4 different pickups, making a vary of sounds.(the tremolo can be added, also has 2 volume controllers etc... ) it's good to play any style of music from blues to metal. It is very comfortable to play on it, and the neck is good. The bridge: Floyd Rose. The guitar is better when using a pedal, but the distorted sound from the amp is also good.