Price paid: $ 599.99
Purchased from: Musicians Friend
Sound — 8
This guitar is built for metal, but not that's not really what I'm into, I got it because I love Metallica, and they use emg 81, and I love their tone. The clean tone is pretty nice, bright sound. Not the best for clean, but if your playing a punk or metal song, it's great.
Overall Impression — 9
I play some kind of experimental/prog stuff, and punk and regular rock, and this finds it's way in alot. I have been playing for 2 years, and this is my nicest guitar and most expensive so far.If it were lost or stolen, I would find those responsible and kill them, but I would probably try out a different guitar. I like Epiphone a great deal, gibsons are nice, but way to expensive, and the high end epis are just as good I think. I just wish it came with a hard case. this is a great guitar, everyone should try it, or buy it if they have the money.
Reliability & Durability — 7
I think this guitar is a bit fragile, I have put 2 dents in the finish, but those were accidents and happened in an emergency I was having. The hardware is all very sold, except the strap buttons, the one near the neck isnt in a good position, and you should install locks so the strap doesnt't come off and you drop it.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The guitar came perfect, I haven't had to adjust it, and I have had it for 6 months now. The pickups are nice and solidly in place, and they sound great. The guitars finish was perfect, nothing wrong at all. This is by far one of the best feeling and looking guitars I have seen, the white is so crisp and matches the black pick guard and black covers of the emgs.
Features — 10
This guitar was made in either Korea, or China. It is a G-400 with EMG active pickups, 22 frets, made of mahoganey. It has a solid apline white finish, and it is beuatiful! It has an EMG 81/85 pickup configuration, and they sound awesome with distoriton, and pretty good with just a clean tone. The bridge is a fixed Tune-O-Matic, and the tuners are Grover non locking type. It came in a cardboard box, with a cable, a poster, and the warranty. Oh, and this was made in 2006.