Price paid: $ 500
Purchased from: Musicians Friend
Sound — 10
I play mostly rock/metal. I use it with a DigiTech Metal effect pedal and a small 15 watt practice amp. It sounds amazing and I have had no problems with noise
Overall Impression — 10
I play mostly rock and metal and this guitar is perfect for it. I have been playing about 4 years now and I own a Fender Strat as well. If this were lost or stolen I would buy another one, or a BC Rich Mockingbird seeing as I have always wanted one. I love the sustain and the looks of this guitar. It's a tad heavy but I have no other complaints about it. My favorite feature would have to be the Floyd Rose Bridge. When I bought it I was torn between this and a BC Rich Mockingbird. I chose this one based on shape and reviews I had heard from my friends. Amazing Guitar all together though.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I have used this guitar live and didn't even need to touch my back-up guitar. Stayed in tune, looked and sounded amazing. Hardware hasn't loosened up at all and this guitar is extremely dependable and I would (and have) use it in a gig with no backup. The finish seems to be staying on and hasn't seem to have worn down at all.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
It was set up well at the factory and everything came out fine, no flaws rus or anything. My only problem was with tuning it. I had never used a Floyd Rose before and had no idea how to tune it or change a string, ended up breaking a string trying to tune it. Other than that, perfect.
Features — 10
I bought this over the summer, made in the U.S. And has 22 frets. Also has a rosewood fingerboard with a bolt on maple neck. Body is basswood and has a scale of 23-3/4". Fast neck and very nice finish on it. It has a Floyd Rose bridge and 3-way volume switch. Pearl inlays with the signature DIme razor necklace on the 12th fret. Dean-designed humbuckers, black hardware, Grover tuners, and gripped volume knobs. Came with a soft case which hasn't failed me yet.