Purchased from: Keys
Sound — 8
I play a bit of everything, punk, metal, blues, and it suits it all. The thick fret board makes it good for rhythem. I use a Mashall amp and it sound quite good. A bit of buzz now and then, but nothing major. It has a rich sound when un-plugged. It sound best on full volume because you can't here the buzzing. This guitar is best for chord playing because, as I said, there is somebuzzing.
Overall Impression — 10
Like I said, this guitar is good for most music styles, from soft rock to heavy metal. I've been playing for two years and I'm in a punk rock band and we gig the local clubs. I used to take my Fender Telecaster, but I was worried it would get damaged so I bought this as it was less expensive, but I'm not dissapointed with the quality. Good for beginners and tight wads. Seriously though, good value for money.
Reliability & Durability — 8
I've gigged this several times without backup and it took the pace easily. Strap buttons are strong and stable. I wouldn't use it in rougher venues. The only problem was the jack-plug comes loose easily.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The factory set-up was very good. The only problem was the strings were very tight, even when tuned correctly, which is why I would recommend buying new strings. Other then that, exellent.
Features — 8
I beleive this modal was made in 2003 in the far east somwhere. Strat body style. It has 22 frets and the fret board is as thick as hell. Complete with a volume control, two tone controls and a 5-way selector. It came with a case and an Axl tuner. The tuner can be quite random at times and doesn't always give an accurate result. I got a free amp with it, which was good quality considering it was free.