Price paid: $ 200
Purchased from: online used
Sound — 10
I like to play any kind of rock, from punk to death metal. In my opinion I couldn't have picked a better guitar for it. It has this really great distortion on both pickups though I prefer the bridge one. You can get amazing natural and artificial harmonics, but again they're better on the bridge pickup.
Overall Impression — 10
This is perfect for what I play and I'm glad I bought it. I have another guitar, a First Act ME431, and there is no competition between it and the les paul. The lp easily outstrips it with all of it's features and it's sound. I only wish mine was one of the models with a Floyd Rose on it but that's not much of an issue. If this was lost or stolen I would not rest until I had it back.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This is definitely a sturdy guitar and besides the finish being rock hard it's withstood the running into of several walls without even a scratch. The strap button on top came unscrewed a couple times when I first got it but it's now good. They also retain the strap really well. I can really say that I would gig without a backup for this guitar.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
It has this really cool finish that is nearly impossible to scratch or get fingerprints on. For some reason when I got it you couldn't play any of the higher frets without it buzzing a lot and I had to raise the action all the way up on the high E. But now it's all fixed so I have no more complaints.
Features — 10
This is a 2007 model made in korea(I know because it has a little sticker on the back that says made in korea). It has 22 frets. Mine is one of the models with just the tune-o-matic stop tailpiece bridge. It has a volume and tone for each pickup which is handy because I can turn off one of the pickups an use the toggle Switch like a killswitch. The tuners are black grovers.