STG-004 review by Aria

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  • Sound: 7
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 8
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 7.8 Good
  • Users' score: 6.9 (72 votes)
Aria: STG-004

Price paid: € 127

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Sound — 7
The sound is quite versatile and i gives you the sound a Strat stands for. It's a bit hollow and not as sparkling as i expected. The clear sound is the one that suites me most. The humbucker at the bridge position is good for soloing. Does not fit my style for high gained sounds.

Overall Impression — 8
I can recommend this guitar for clear sounds. Blues, pop, soloing. I don't think it's perfect for metal or 80's rock. If you already own a Les Paul style guitar, this might be a nice add on. Great for beginners as it's easy to play and it's got a good action. I like the finish and workmanship. Good value.

Reliability & Durability — 8
I own a Les Paul Style, a Dean HardTail and now this guitar. The hardware makes a good impression. Tuners are of good quality and all the other hardware is great a well. Better than the hardware I found on other budged guitars. Can't see why not to use it for a gig.

Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The setup was ok. But it was possible to lower the action a bit. Now the action is great. The neck feels good. The fingerboard is not as curved as on other Strat copies. I like that. Very quick and easy to play. The finish of the STG-004 is quite nice. The workmanship looks to be good and much better than from other budged guitars.

Features — 8
I guess this guitar was made in China, but it was not labeled. It has a elder body, maple neck and a rosewood fingerboard. Strat Style 22 frets. The one I own has a nice sunburst finish. 2 Single Coils and one humbucker. 5-way selector and Coil Tap Switch.

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    I have had an Aria 004 for quite a while and its a decent guitar. GOOD BITS :- Its well made , will take dogs load of abuse, cheap, you get a little more buttons and switch's for your money and the humbucker has enough grunt to satisfy anyone. BAD BITS :- Its bloody heavy ! The neck of the guitar is wide , the frets are wide and the two pickups are as week as a ninety two year old granny.. Change the pickups, like i have , lower the action , make sure you have wide hands. Its good for punk to be honest..power chords galore.. Remmber this .... you get what you pay for...