Price paid: $ 250
Purchased from: Music Villa
Sound — 10
I'm playing this guitar with a simple Kustom Dart 10 amp, and even with that it gives an amazingly heavy and wicked tone. I play alot of metal and punk rock like Tool, Nirvana, Metallica, Iron Maiden, and of coarse, Slayer, and it suits all of those almost perfectly. It suits about all metal and most rock.
Overall Impression — 9
This guitar matches my music perfectly. It was probably the best guitar in the store for the price I got it for at the time. I've had it for only 4 months now but I haven't regretted buying it yet and I don't think I ever will. It's got a deathly look, a wicked tone, and I recommend it for any beginnning metal artist.
Reliability & Durability — 9
It is a very durable guitar. It's taken some abuse and there's still not a scratch on it. The hardware seems like it will last till year 3000. I haven't played it live yet but I'm more than sure it would be just fine. The strap buttons seem very solid. I would definitely be confident using it without a backup. The finish seems like it will last a long long time.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
I don't have much to say on this. The action is low which I think is good. I love the finish and I don't find any flaws in the guitar. I think it was put together perfectly in the factory. The tuning pegs are good and tight, the pickups were almost perfectly adjusted, the finish is great, and the controls are great too.
Features — 8
This is my first and only electric guitar. The reason I bought and like this guitar is you get the Kerry King tone without tearing your budget in half. It's a 24 fret with Dot inlays which I like because you can get all the high licks you could ever want. It's got a thin neck you can move up and down it very easily. The body is basswood which makes the guitar very light. The finish is black with white Kerry King tribal flame. However, the finish is very hard, so it's pretty strong. I would know because I'm only 13 years old and you can probably imagine that it's taken a little abuse. It's got simple controls for beginner head bangers: volume, 3-way selector, and treble control. I don't know the model of the pickups, but they're B.C. Rich dual-hum buckers, so you know they're legit. It's got non-locking tuners, which I think are good for beginners (locking is a pain in the butt). There are no included accessories. The only problem I have with it is that it has a wraparound bridge, which is a pain in the butt to change strings.