Price paid: A$ 450
Sound — 8
This guitar was made for metal(obviously) but with 9 pick up options it is fairly versatile but is at its best with distortion. My amp doesn't really do it justice because well honestly its a piece of junk but Ive used it a few times on an Orange half stack and it sounds awesome (especially when someone with a little more skill than me is playing) when being used on a good amp it has a growling tone that is expected from EMG but it doesn't have as much grunt as active EMG's.
Overall Impression — 7
The first impression of this guitar is "I Was Made For Metal" which suit's me just fine I only own one other guitar( a Legacy Strat) this destroys it were stolen and I couldn't get it back I would probably get something else mainly because I wouldn't get it for this price again the guitar doesn't have much I don't like but I know there are a lot of improvements that could have been made but overall it is pretty good for a mid range guitar and I am glad I bought it.
Reliability & Durability — 9
This guitar seems pretty reliable but having a Floyd I wouldn't gig it without a backup strap buttons haven't failed me yet but i wouldn't go swinging it around like a maniac any time soon the finish seems pretty well done and looks like it will last so I'm happy with it.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The guitar was set up well but that's because my friend did it for me and the action was low (I asked him to do that) the pick-ups were adjusted well and the guitar seems to be of a good quality build with no real flaws it had a couple little dings but it's second hand and honestly I've bumped it a couple times already myself so nothing to serious. The wood is good quality and I think the finish is great it's satin black with all black hardware. Only thing I can see myself changing would be the bridge depending on how it goes over time.
Features — 8
This "superstrat" style was made in Indonesia it has a mahogany a bolt on neck with 24 jumbo frets and pentagram inlays, the fingerboard is rosewood and the neck is maple. The pick ups configuration is H S H with EMG HZ 4 humbuckers and a HZ 3 single coil pick up it has a master volume knob and master tone with a push pull coil tap which I think is a handy option to have it has a Floyd style double locking bridge and a locking nut, the tuners are die cast but I'm not to sure on the brand, I think the guitar was made in 2004 but once again I'm not to sure. The guitar didn't come with any accessories but I bought it off a friend so I can't say for sure what you would get from a store.