Price paid: $ 200
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 10
This suits my music style pretty well, I like Coheed and Cambria, Pearl Jam, Rush, Metallica, Dream Theatre, Iron Maiden. I am sure this guitar can play these types of bands besides Rush. I am using the Vox AmPlug Metal headphone guitar amp. It is a great combo for me bring my Warlock to school and rock out.
Overall Impression — 10
I play progressive and very little metal. I have been playing guitar for over 2 years now. I own an Ibanez starter Acoustic guitar and a Mako traditional. I bought a Johnson reptone 15 amp it sucks though. This guitar has met my expectations and will only satisfy the years to come. I love its shape and overall bad assness it has. Get this guitar if you love crazy guitars.
Reliability & Durability — 9
I am sure this can withstand live playing, The hardware seems like it will last for many years to come, I take good care of my possessions. If I was good enough to play live I don't think I would need a backup guitar. I can trust the strap that I use on this guitar, it hasn't dropped yet at all. The finish is great just straight black and shiny how I like it.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The guitar was set up great, the action is fine for me. The pickups fit perfect. The guitar didn't have any flaws with it, it's perfect. The Bridge looks great and shiny its the best. The wood is good too, I don't really know what the best fretboard wood is but this is fine for me. I think its basswood or something like that. Maybe maple I don't know what it is its just good. The tuning pegs are tight as they should be.
Features — 9
I have no idea of the year it was made, I think it was made in China but not sure at all. It has 24 jumbo frets which is nice for shredding. I got it shipped by UPS and there was no damage at all to the guitar. It has a beveled edge which adds to the style of the guitar. The paint job is great just straight black and shiny how I like. It comes with a tune o matic Bridge which I haven't really messed around with. As for accessories it came with an allen wrench and a cord to plug it into effects pedals, tuners and what not. It has two nobs one for tone and the other for volume.