Sound — 9
This guitar suits my style very well. I play in two metalcore/screamo bands, Remember My Name Tomorrow, and Sick em' Boy!,. It gives off a bright metal tone, referred to as the "As I Lay Dying" guitar. Also, it generated a solid, set-forth tone. Trustworthy. I do advise that when you purchase, replace parts! I bought new pickups, strings, and tuner posts.
Overall Impression — 10
My overall impression would have to be...Yes..Yes the fact I love this guitar. I've been playing guitar for 4 years. I LOVE and ADORE Dean guitars. I would buy any Dean that get stolen or somehow break in a tragedy.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar would withstand live playing. The strap buttons are well placed on the guitar, but for any guitar, I recoment strap locks! All my guitars have them. It's pretty much a must have for Live playing. I sure would'nt wanna' swing my guitar around my band and have it fly out in the audience!
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
This guitar is perfect and set up at the factory well, beside the fact that the G string on mine always de-tunes. Having this minor probelm, I went out and bought new tuner posts, and tuners. AND my favorite strings just because. I belive that the was built for perfection! NO FLAWS beside the fact of the G string.
Features — 8
Mahogany Body and Neck Rosewood Fretboard 24 Frets Grover Tuners Custom Black and Green finish *Seymour Duncan Metal Pickups *Alexi Laiho Strings *Custom Tuner Posts *Custom Tuners I bought the *'d items because I wasn't satisfied with the products put on the guitar when I purchased it.