STG-004 review by Aria

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  • Sound: 4
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 6
  • Features: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 6.3 Neat
  • Users' score: 6.9 (72 votes)
Aria: STG-004

Purchased from: Trentins Music Centre

Sound — 4
This guitar doesn't really suit my music style, although it has been a good first guitar. I usually use it with high distort and a standard 10 watt Aria practise amp. This amp delivers a powerful sounds when used with distort, however suffers clean sounds. The sound is moderatly bright, yet not as rich and as full as some other 10 watt amps I have tried with this guitar. The guiatr can make a variety of sounds but is limited to use for rock and heavy rock. I dont recomend this guiat and amp to someone looking to play metal at a gig.

Reliability & Durability — 8
This guitar is good for rehearsal but I don't think it would stand live for more than 3 songs. The hardware is stronge but quality has droped over time. The strap buttons are solid however they are too small for most straps.

Action, Fit & Finish — 6
There has been no need to change the setup of the guitar, and factory setup was pleasing. The pickups have been idjusted well, and the guitar is properly setup. One of the flaws of this guitar is the buzzing created in the poorly fitting bridge.

Features — 7
I am fairly new to this model of guitar, so I don't know what year it was manufactured. It has 22 frets, a thin neck with rosewood fretboard. It has a laminated top. The neck wood is made from maple, and the body is solid mahogany. Its finish is a metallic blue lamination. With a Standard Strat body style and active electronics, you can control tone and volume as well a 5-way pick up selector. Pickup configuration is equal to 3 single coil pickups evenly spaced throught out body. Pickup make and model unknown. Tuners unknown.

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