Purchased from: westside
Sound — 10
This guitar is perfect for bluesy rock, or just plane rock from the Darkness to ac/dc. I have it set with a vox valvetronix ad120vt so I get some wicked sounds out. I usally have at light distortion with the tremble wacked up on the amp and guitar the bass about 1/2 the middle 3/4 and the 5way selector on setting 3. You get a rich sound if you wack the colbolt off and turn the tone on half way with the 5 way on 4.
Overall Impression — 10
Bluesyrock/rock is an excellent combo for this guitar. Set with the vox and a few distortion pedels it sounds great. The thing I love most has got to be the machine heads, do not ask why they just are, although I hate the curve on the top of the scratch plate. I did not compare it to other guitars it was a sking trip to italy, and when I measured it out the guitar won by a mile. Overall it is a gret guitar and I wouldn't give up for the world.
Reliability & Durability — 8
Doing a couple of live gigs at school it sounded great but anything bigger may be only a slight problem. the hardware is well built and I feel built to last. Like I said after 3 years of dedicted playing with this guitar it is still in excillent condition though a few scratches where I've come off the top and bottem of the scratch plate. The strap buttons are lose but I have over come this problem by buying strap locks at a bargen of 50p atime.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The guitar was set-up extreamly well as I recently found out whilst doin a bit of diy on my tone as some plank broke it. It was easy to accses and reasemble the wires on to the tone. The pickups are sturdey and well incased so no room for movment. One screw on the scratchplate is beginning to reust after 3 years of dedicted playing. The knob on the volume control came off very easly. The finish is superb but the neck dents very easly and do not wear abelt sitting down at risk of a scratched backplate.
Features — 8
Made in korea with 22 frets maple neck and body lightweight this is an ideal starter guitar. It is made with a volume control and a tone control with colbolt (able to splti the humbucker into single0 and a 5 way selector. The pick configuration is s/s/h which is perfect for those high bluesy notes to those hard rockin riffs. The finish I got is a cherry red flamed top. The wilkinson bridge at first was hard to understand but the boys at my local soon fiiled me in. Non locking tuners with roller machine heads. Came with strap and carry case.