Price paid: $ 299
Purchased from: Philippines
Sound — 8
It suits my alternative sound, great for blues and jazz also. I used it with a Marshall amp and Korg effects. Very bright sound, more like jangly. Very versatile, good acoustic sound yet can be maximized when amplified.
Overall Impression — 8
I do play alternative rock, pop, and folk since highshcool. And about this guitar, I would say it's good overall. It's like a combination of a Les Paul, Strat and Tele integrated into one. Very versatile sound but take note of the flaws, I would suggest replacement of the saddle and I guess learn to use the toggle unnoticed. Finally, with its cheap price, this is a guitar every guitarists should try.
Reliability & Durability — 6
Can withstand live playing, just be careful with the toggle because the switching pickups make noise. Hardware will last, cleaning is required due to the chrome finish at the back. Strap buttons are kinda loose especially at the neck part. Dependable because its versatile. Great finish.
Action, Fit & Finish — 6
The guitar set-up is fine though with a very high action. No need for pickup adjustment unless you would to lessen the buzz. Properly bookmatched top but with a bad fixed saddle. Flaws: intonation at the 12th fret, noisy toggle and unadjustable saddle.
Features — 6
1956 reissue Made in Korea. 21 frets thin neck, rosewood fretboard, masonite semi-hollow, stack tone volume controls, lipstick single coils, Dan tuners, no accesories included.