Price paid: € 95
Purchased from: Local auction website
Sound — 6
Nothing special here. Cheap humbucker - good quality body wood combo. I really like the sound of it. I have a small Orange Crush 10, which I usually play with. The guitar is quite universal (with all the advantages and disadvantages of this), so you can play almost everything on it. I play mostly metal and punk, but sometimes also a little blues for the fun.
Overall Impression — 7
You want a metal guitar for starting? You got it. Its made of good materials, and its assembled good. But don't expect too much, this guitar is not for playing on the big stage. In conclusion, I think it definitely does have a good price/value ratio. Worth buying if you are on low budget, but do not want a plastic toy guitar. I'd give it a 6.5, but since there is no such option, and I have some good memories of this instrument, let it be a 7.
Reliability & Durability — 7
It's massive. Built to last? It is if you are using it for practicing - in case you aren't practicing all day & night long. But I suggest not going on a world tour without a backup. Just for safety. Its not that high-class, high-end guitar. But a small gig is definitely OK, I would bet some money that it won't let you down.
Action, Fit & Finish — 6
What can I say? It's assembled, just like it has to be. The factory setup is quite good, I barely needed to adjust the bridge to get the string height fit my playing style. Only thing I noticed and didn't like is that the pickup selector is a bit noisy. No flaws, no rust, no loose controls. A tiny little paint flow on the back, but barely visible.
Features — 7
Lets take an overall look at the official specifications:
Neck: Maple, Modern "U" Shape
Fretboard: Rosewood, 15 3/4" Radius(400mm)
Frets: 24 / Jumbo (2.9mm)
Scale: 25 1/2" (648mm)
Inlay: White Dot
Bridge: EG7BV 6-screw Vintage Tremolo
Tuners: Cap covered
Pickups: EG4B (H-H)
Electronics: 1 volume, 1 tone, 5way s/w
Strings: D'Addario USA
Its new price is about 125 ($150). But yeah... About the specification... It does not have a 5-way selector, just 3-way in real life. Mine was made in Indonesia. I bought it used, it was about 1 year old when I got it. Came with a neck strap and a cheap gig bag.