Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 9
The humbucker sounds great with some light distortion on top. With no effects, this guitar is good for some soft metal solos and some clean rhythm stuff. Its really good for metal, which is what I mainly play. It sound on the neck pickup is beautiful, and the humbucker is great as well. Harmonics sound amazing on this guitar.
Overall Impression — 9
This is a perfect guitar for newbies listening to Metallica, Slayer, or Tool. I've been playing for a couple years now, and this guitar has been held together pretty good considering how much I play (3-4 hours everyday). I would've probably asked where I could buy touch-up paint before I bought it. And if anybody tried to steal, I'd stab them with it, its like a knife. Compared to my other guitars, it is the most durable and sounds the best with distortion.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar can survive the next World War. It is a rock compared to other guitars with similar shapes that I own. The hardware is standing fine, but the paint chips off kinda easy. I have a couple spots where the wood is showing through. But that's from being in a cramped lesson room.
Action, Fit & Finish — 7
Um, not much to say here. Most of it is assembled by machine, but my neck is put on a little crooked, so it feels a little weird compared to another Warlock. Everything else is perfect.
Features — 8
The 2005 Bronze Warlock is a big improvement compared to the previous models. 24 rosewood frets on a maple neck. Beautiful polished finish. Its the image of devil horns, making it the perfect metal guitar. Pretty basic, volume, tone, 3-way selector. One dual humbucker and a clean, beautiful sounding neck pickup. It has room for more pickups though, which would be nice.