Price paid: $ 590
Purchased from: Shanghai, China
Sound — 9
Sound is incredible. The clean is pretty good on it's own as I am used to playing blues music but now moving on to metal. I plugged it into the little Laney amp. 10 watt I think it is and the sound that came out was pretty good. I then hooked it into the metal zone and it changed it to incredible! The tone on it is pretty varied but mainly nearer the crunchy darker sounds which is good. The nice thing about it, is it almost has a bluesy sound to it as well with the warm tone picked up by the emgs.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall for the price paid it's incredible and I can't stop playing it. Except to write about it of course. The hardware is excellent quality, the build is great and the sound and action is perfect! I had a Ibanez 370 before this, until it was stolen and I have no regrets about changing to this guitar.
Reliability & Durability — 8
So far it's been great. The tremolo nut is damaged but im not that fussed about that. Does look poorly made though. Everything else about it seems solid.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The action at first was terrible. IN fact that is what I'm seeing most of the reviews. The place I got it from though said they would sort this out for free, and three days later with some polished frets, it was perfect! Really low action with minimal buzz. Very easy to play fast.
Features — 9
Made in Indonesia, with an ebony fretboard. EMG 81 -85s. Managed to get an awesome deal and got a Laney lx 12 and a Boss metal zone mt-2 pedal and a hardcase all for 460 odd quid. Not bad being in China with import tax etc..