ERA Standard review by Austin

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.1 (18 votes)
Austin: ERA Standard

Purchased from: Star Music

Sound — 10
Sound is great for it's price and korean make. Sounds even better with the dimarzio pickup I slapped on the bridge.

Overall Impression — 8
This is a great beginner guitar, and can even touch up on being an intermidate guitar. But that's still all it is, a beginner guitar. It's not made to be a profesional or highclass guitar. Though this can be changed with the right upgrades and treatment. It's still a discount guitar but that doesnt mean it cant rock the hell out of a crowd, it's just not a top dollar guitar. A talented player can make this thing cry, shreak and yell but it still sounds mediocre when compared to what it is copied after, the Fender Strat.

Reliability & Durability — 8
It's a very durable guitar adn with the right care can last a lifetime. The body is just made out of a cheaper wood and dents and scratches very easily.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
It has a nice finish, rosewood fretboard, maple neck. Chrome hardware. It's a very well built guitar, and it is very comfortable and light. the only complaint I have is that the strap holder on the bottom came lose but it was easily fixed at the shop.

Features — 8
This guitar is really a good guitar for it's price. It's a Stratocaster copy that but that doesnt stop it from being one hell of a guitar. I have played aroudn with squiers which are Fenders discount guitars, and this guitar is much better then the Squier in my opinion. It came in black with a white pickguard a standard tremelo, and 3 mediocre single coil pickups. There good but not exceptional. I ended up replacing the bridge position pickup to get less buzz on heavy disortion (the dimarzio fast track 2 not only gave it more crunch but eliminated the unwanted feadback from the single coil). But besides that the other pickups are fine but I will most likely get to replacing them. But other then that a great guitar.

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