Purchased from: Local Music Store
Sound — 8
His guitar suits any musical need. I play from powermetal through to pop and rock and this guitar covers the all very well. I run it through a fendersuper Bullet and a mini-Marshall micro stack and occasional through a Marshall JVM 50 watt half valve amp, I also use a Zoom G2 multi-effects unit and it sunds ver good especially if you put a bit higher treble on it.
Overall Impression — 10
I bought this guitar over 2 years ago and it was in my local dealer and the said that they hadnt sold enough of them so they were gooing half price and I though wow I love that guitar as I looked a the royal blue finish and the aluminium hardware on it and I had to have it. A year and a half later I was bought a Strat so that my sister could have my Cort G250 but after 3 months she gave up and it came back to meand personally I am glad, for my personl use would much rather play it than my stratfor it's looks, tone and all round playability the neck it's faster the sound is richer but ca be adjusted to anything you want. As I said before I play it mainly through a Fender Bullet 150 and a mini Marshall and itsounds sweeet through it. If it were stolen, broke o just got lost I would immediatly go out and replace it. I love everything about this guitar and hate nothing of it my favourite features are the brushed aluminim hardware the royal blue finish and it's really fast neck. I I'd comare it to other products when buying it, a Vintage SG lookalike and a Squier Strat but overall I preffered the playability and aesthetics of tis guitar by far. I do wish it had a locking vibrato as some times it does come out of tune very easily. Overall it is a perfect starter guitar but can be used even for more advanced players due to it's rock solid tone and construction. A worthwhile buy for al and my ultimate guitar.
Reliability & Durability — 9
This guitar does stand up to Live playing I have tried I and it stays in tune reasonabley well in the different conditions it has been subjected to. The hardware is rock solid and hasn't worn down at all after my two years of playing it, the strap buttons are completely solid and I have made sure of it by putting them through rigorous testing before using it in a Live show. Personally I can trust this guitar with anything it is rock solid and I don't take any sort of backup with me so it's fine.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The guitar as set up to perfection as a starter guitar although I did have to tighten up the bridge on it because it did come a bit loose. As a word of warning, althouh it might justhave been mine the part where you thread the string through the Machine Head was a bit sharp on one edge and did break one or two of my strings but I just filed that down a little and it was fine after that. The tremolo does also come lose quite easily but apart from that I have had no problems with this guitar.
Features — 7
I'm not sure of what year this particular model was made, japan made guitar with 22 frets on a quite thin and fast neck with a roseood fretboard and an alder body. Th finish is a transparant royalblue in a Strat-style (not identically shaped, I must add). It has 1 tone and 1 volume control knob an a 5-way selector toggle. It has a non-locking tuner. With mine I didn't get any accessories with it but I did a deal with my local retailer and they gave me, a strap gig bag, cable and a basic care kit, also made by Cort