Price paid: € 25
Purchased from: A Relative
Sound — 6
I don't think this guitar sounds great, even with a great amp. I played it with Fender Twin reverbs and the Marshall JVM series amps, but it sounds nowhere near as good as a Les Paul or a Stratocaster. The bright and mellow sound really depends on the strings you use, I use Ernie Ball Slinkies with this and the guitar butchers the sound of these strings. I think the sounds you get from this guitar really comes from the amp.
Overall Impression — 7
I have said this before, and I'll say it again: The overall tone you get from this guitar depends on the amp. If it were stolen or lost, I would definitely not buy it again, I would buy something else, maybe a Squier Strat or an Epiphone Les Paul. I think this guitar is 300 or 400 Euro new, and to me it is not worth the money. What I don't like about this guitar is that it doesn't feel comfortable to play, the strings don't feel right against the fretboard.
Reliability & Durability — 7
The hardware in this guitar can break, so I wouldn't take any chances with it at a gig. The strap buttons on my guitar are not solid. I seriously couldn't depend on this guitar at a gig. The finish is good and it does seem to last, it's been around for a good few years now. I only use this guitar for bringing around to my friend's she'd to practice, the she'd is tiny and the guitar bumps off a lot of things.
Action, Fit & Finish — 7
Because I got this previously owned, I can't tell how well it was set up because my cousin had being playing this for a couple of years and he could have adjusted hardware and the truss rods on it. I had to replace the pickups because the original ones were broken. The action and sustain wasn't great. Although the bridge was fine, in good, working order.
Features — 7
I have had this guitar for a few years, I got it off my cousin cheap it was made in Korea. It has 22 frets, but I don't like the fretboard, there is just this feeling that I don't like when I fret notes. The neck is fairly thin. It has 2 cutaways so it's easy to play at the upper frets. The bridge is a tune-o-matic. There is 1 volume and 1 tone knob with a 3-way pickup selector Switch. The guitar goes out of tune very easily, even after new strings have been broken in they go out of tune.