Price paid: £ 200
Purchased from: Thomann.de
Sound — 10
This guitar was initial bought to play metal in my band but our style changed. Since this happened I have found that this guitar can shift it's tone into other genres and still sound mind blowingly beautiful. I used to play it through a Line 6 spider III half stack but now I run it through a Marshall AVT150H and it boasts the ability to sound amazing through and through. It's raw sound is just what you need to bring out the originality in your music. It has a perfect balance between warm tones and treble, to punch out the notes with a force that leaves them in your heads for days.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall impressions of this guitar are nothing but great. The guitar has been so good to me, giving me beautiful tones and forgiving me for treating it badly. It holds up so well live and I'd not change it for many things. My band play post hadcore music now and it fits perfectly, but you could use this for blues, thrash metal and everything inbetween. What I love about this guitar is the look, it's just so gorgeous it makes your eyes ache. People are always asking me about it at gigs. It's the best guitar I've ever bought. Better than my old Fender Telecaster. If this guitar was stolen or lost I would definately buy it again. I didn't even have to try it out before I bought it. Maybe I just got lucky with a good one. But it is a great guitar and I if you buy one you wont be disappointed.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar has taken an unfair beating but only has a tiny few marks on it. I've dropped it at practice a couple of times and had to pray, but it has soldiered on. It's very sturdy and has a strong and well made feel to it. It feels professional and reliable to play too. I always use this guitar for gigs and I only take a back up incase I break a string. I don't doubt it at all. It has never let me down.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
Action at first was a little high but I soon sorted it. I think that I assume too much from lowering action. With my other guitars I've wanted it to go so low it's not been playable. The same happened with this guitar but I think it's simply because I expect too much. The finish is very well done. Th binding on the body is very clean and straight. Only bad thing I can say is that the jack input comes loose but it happens with all guitars.
Features — 10
This was made in 2009, I think. It was brand new when I bought it last year. I assume it was made in a far eastern country where most things are made nowadays. It has 24 frets which I actually find a huge advantage. The fingerboard is rosewood. The finish is glossy with a sparkle underneath the gloss. Mine is in white and I think it looks beautiful. It's mighty mite motherbuckers give such an awesome tone. This guitar is an absolute steal. I love it. It also has a coil tap which if I'm honest I don't use that often. But it's good to have the option there. The guitar is very simple but it delievers great quality for a good price.