Price paid: $ 225
Purchased from: Guitar Searcher
Sound — 10
This guitar is made for metal. That's why it only comes in black. It handles other styles fine but I stick to metal mostly. I'm using it with a Marshall AVT50, DigiTech Metal Master and a Boss Noise Suppressor. You can use the neck pickup if you wanna have a nu-metal thump to your rhythm, but if you're like me you'll stick with the bridge pickup for the crunch.
Overall Impression — 9
Again this guitar is sweet for playing metal, plus its cheap! I get better tones from it than from my Fender Mexican Strat loaded with humbuckers which cost almost $200 more. I've only played strats before so it was strange playing at first with a shorter neck and odd shape, but you get used to it quickly. If don't like standing while playing you should probably get something else though. But that's a good thing cause it will just make you a better player anyway!
Reliability & Durability — 10
I've only had a day so I'm not sure how long it'll last. I take care of my stuff though so it should be good for quite awhile.
Action, Fit & Finish — 7
The guitar was setup great outta the box. The action was perfect and I don't even think you can adjust the pickups. Mine came with a minor flaw on the 22nd fret and the tone nobe was a little loose, but it's no biggie. Only thing was the neck could use some more gloss so you could slide more easily.
Features — 9
After reading the review in Guitar World I had to get one. It's a brand new guitar and it's made in China according to the neck. It's basically a Flying V but slightly different so they wouldn't get sued. 22 frets, Tune-O-Matic bridge and some sweet EMG pickups for a cheap guitar. No whammy bar though.