Price paid: $ 575
Sound — 8
I play heavy metal, so again, I loved the two active EMGs (EMG 81, 85). The sound is really, really heavy, which suits me. It sounds ok on clean too, unless you want a perfect clean sound. In that case, you'll need to spend more money on a guitar. This guitar is great for shredding. A little buzz, on the bottom E string, but you can't really tell unless you listen closely.
Overall Impression — 9
I play heavy metal/death metal, and it suits me perfectly. I've only been playing for 2 years, and I just bought this guitar a month ago. I also have a Fender squire Strat, which I don't consider a "guitar" because it's so crappy. I only wish this guitar was easier to tune down, but that's something you have to sacrifice for the floyd rose double locking tremelo. Overall, I love this guitar, and if someone stole it, I'd find them, beat the shit out of them, burn their own guitar (if they have one) and take my guitar back. Compared to my Fender squire Strat, it's the best guitar in the world. I recommend anyone who plays metal to buy this guitar.
Reliability & Durability — 9
So far I haven't played live with it yet, but the hardware seems pretty durable. The strap buttons are solid. Yes, I would use it on a gig without a backup, because I'm pretty sure it'll last. So far, nothing "bad" has happened to it yet. Once, I banged it into a wall, and paint on the wall was scraped off, but the guitar remained unharmed.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
I love this guitar, because it has a really sexy finish. The guitar was set up really well, and again, it's really good for shredding action. The pickups were perfect, just like the bridge. The guitar had on small scratch on the head stock, but that's fine with me, because it's hardly noticable. The Evel Custom inlays make it look cool, too. The knobs also look good. Of course, if you want to compare this guitar to a B.C. Rich then it won't look the best, but the features are better than a B.C. Rich. The headstock looks evil, and I personaly think it looks better than B.C. Rich widow headstocks. A Jackson guitar, which is what I wanted at first, would have better features and look a lot better, but for the price, this is guitar is almost perfect.
Features — 8
I got this guitar in China, the guitar was made in Korea. It had 24 jumbo frets and a maple (3 piece) neck. The fingerboard is ebony, and you can shred really fast on it. It had satin finish, and an alder body. I loved the active EMG pickups, and the floyd rose double locking tremelo. This is a good guitar for metal, because the active EMGs give you a strong, heavy sound.