Price paid: £ 120
Purchased from: A local music shop
Sound — 10
It's got quite a rich tone and works well for both distorted and clean. It sounds very smooth and it's my favourite guitar. I play a lot of alternative rock like Paramore and 30STM and it does suit the style but it also suits gentler songs. The tuners are very good and it's a very playable guitar. I'd recommend it to beginners.
Overall Impression — 10
This is the perfect guitar for me. I have 2 other guitars and this is by far the best. I have a Fender StarCaster which is a cheap Strat and it's terrible in comparison. This was my first guitar and I love it. If it got stolen I would die. I would buy it again though. I love pretty much everything about this guitar.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I think you could play this live! The only problem I've had is that the whammy bar broke inside of the bridge so I'll have to get that out. The strap does come off the strap buttons sometimes but they're solid. I would definitely trust this guitar. It has never let me down. The finish is very long lasting and withstands a lot of rough and tumble.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
I didn't have to do anything to this guitar when I bought it. The guy who I bought it from adjusted the bridge a little but that's it. I took it home and literally got started as soon as I opened it. There were no flaws and the finish was amazing. The wood is very good quality. I've had it for 2 years and the fretboard hasn't shrunk or anything. I've dropped it a couple of times and it's fine.
Features — 9
It has: - 22 frets on a dark rosewood fretboard and maple neck - 25.5 inches long - chrome hardware - 2 OH-1 humbucker pickups and 1 OS-single coil pickup - 2 tone controls and a volume control - 5-way selector switch - Peavey Transtube Audition amp, cable, strap and whammy bar included as well as spare strings and a tutorial DVD (not a good DVD).