Price paid: $ 200
Purchased from: Sam Goody
Sound — 8
The sound is actually pretty good for a guitar of this price. It sounds pretty nice on clean, but don't expect it to sound too rich and tangy like a tele. The overdrive is basically what this guitar is made for, so if you are a beginner that likes metal, you may want to consider buying this guitar. If you like random effects, a Line Six goes well with this guitar.
Overall Impression — 7
If you are a beginner who is into metal with a small budget that can fix things, get this guitar. If not, than I would go with an ESP, Jackson, or Schecter. I wish it would come with more features, however for the price, it doesn't deserve them. If this were stolen, I would definitely go with another guitar. This will last you about a year and a half, so if you want something really durable, do not go with this.
Reliability & Durability — 7
Other than the problems I mentioned earlier, I could rely on this guitar for a while. I am predicting that the problems will get worse, but the finish and strap buttons are fine. If you are playing Live, and you have inspected it for problems, you will be fine, but be careful.
Action, Fit & Finish — 7
I received this guitar in almost perfect condition. After about two months of playing, the nut at the input came loose, and I had to fix it and super glue it. Then, a year and two months after playing, it came loose with a bigger problem. The solder in the inside came undone. I have yet to fix it, and I will need to take it to get repaired. If you do not want to go through the hassle of this, you may not want this guitar. That was about the only problem I have had with this. Everything else works completely fine.
Features — 7
This guitar came with everything a beginner would need. The guitar, practice amp, strap, gig bag, cable, and picks. It fits a beginner well with a nice sized neck. It has 24 frets. The shape makes it easy for someone new to guitar to rest it on their lap or carry it. It has only one humbucker pickup. The only knob on it is a volume control. It has no whammy bar. So again, this is only the stuff a beginner would need. The features would not impress anyone who has been playing for over a year. It has a nice, durable finish though.