Price paid: € 300
Purchased from: Lastra
Sound — 10
As I said I don't like humbucker much. I play blues, rock, heavy metal and guitar pretty much covers it. The single coils are very bright and second setting on 5-way switch (both single coils) is extremely bright and acoustic like. I love it. Humbucker is not bright and it has kind of low output. But still it gives great sound The guitar is not noisy at all and it's great for live. It gives medium harmonics too. Overall, it's great.
Overall Impression — 10
I'm very glad I took this guitar. It's great. I've been playing for two years then, but now I play four. I still have it. I love everything about it. If it would be stolen, I would buy another one in immediately. It's got rich sound and great durability.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar is great for live playing. The hardware seems it will last. The strap buttons are solid and pots don't hum. I wouldn't use it on a gig without backup, but mainly because of the risk of broken string. The finish is gonna last. Also if you scratch it on spot, it won't be noticeable.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Well, the guitar was set up great. Robust pots, great tuners, octaves set, pickups adjusted, tremolo arm is great. I was really surprised about the input. It's unbreakable. But the only thing is that strings are to far away from frets. If you put them closer, strings start to hum. But this is not bad for the price paid.
Features — 9
It's a great guitar. It was made in Indonesia (surprise). It has 22 I think large frets. It's color is natural, so no color. Its body is made of swamp ash and neck from maple. It's very beautiful and nice to feel. The neck is very smooth too. It's got Stratocaster body with a volume and tone control for all pickups. I like that Wilkinson tremolo it has very much. Awesome design. Pickup configuration is SSH with Humbucker coil split (tone control push/pull). Pickups are Duncan Designed. I like single coils very much, humbucker is not so good, but still nice enough for classic rock riffs. It has Die Cast locking tuners.