ERA Standard review by Austin

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 6
  • Reviewer's score: 8.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.1 (18 votes)
Austin: ERA Standard

Purchased from: V music

Sound — 8
I play everything from distorted 311 rock to blues and stone temple pilots. One of the most versitile guitars i can think of and it can manage to withstand tons of drop tunings in one day. An awsome feature is when you tap the lower strings (E,A,D) onto the second and third pickups, there are these weird telegram code sounding buzzes. A good technique that I've used to occupy pauses in between choruses in a song with alot of distortion. A great guitar to use with distortion pedals or wah effects.

Overall Impression — 10
Before purchase I looked at tons of guitars before trying this and I was impressed with it. If I lost this I would struggle to replace it. I love the overall look of the Standard Strat cutout on an off-brand! A great playing long lasting guitar for a good price.

Reliability & Durability — 10
A good guitar to carry on stage because of its light weight. The finish isn't going anywhere and none of the hardware is lose or anything like that. I would reccomend a cloth strap so that it doesn't fall off or stretch.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Everything was perfect about this guitar as far a looks. An awsome chrome/white fretboard/smooth boor finish, gives this guitar a great look. It has no basic or surface flaws.

Features — 6
The best damn guitar that you can find for less than $200. It has the standard "Strat" look and plays great. It has a bluish/greenish hardwood body. Its got a maple neck and head, and a rosewood fretboard. The rosewood is kind of sticky at first but the more that it gets played,the easier it gets to slide around from higher to lower frets. Features diecast tuning pegs and twenty one frets with a 5-way selector between three single coil pickups. Pure chrome hardware (the bridge and the amp socket. There are two tone controls (of which do nothing but look good) and a single volume knob. Everything works good from the pickup selector to the whammy bar (except the tone controls) and I would spend the money to make those work, but everything else is in tip top shape to this day.

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