Sound — 10
I play anything from metal to jazz, and this guitar can play anything that isn't heavy distortion. I use a Behringer UC200 chourus pedal with it, along with a Behringer 15 watt V-Tone. It has a full sound, and my only complaint is the buzz from the bridge when you play without an amp.
Overall Impression — 10
This was a good match for all my styles, except metal, but it's not ment for metal so what do you expect. I have been playing for 4 years, and this is the best guitar I have played. I have an Epiphone SG Special II(sucks), and a Burswood Electric(sucks), and this blew them out of the water.If it was stolen, I would track down the theif and get it back, or save up and get a Gibson ES-335. I copared it to an Ibanez AF75TDG Artcore Hollow Body Electric Guitar, and the Joe Pass model was 100 times better, and it was cheaper than the Ibanez. I just wish it had 22 frets.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I have only had the guitar for about a day, but since it's a 1992 model, it definetly is reliable over at least 17 years. I wouldn't use a backup with it, because it is good quality. The strap buttons were very solid. The hardware does lose it's color over 17 years, but what do you expect.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
I got the guitar used, so I'm not sure if it's factory, or if it was ajusted, but it has good action. The pickups are great. It has no flaws in the finish. It had a bit of a bridge buzz, but that's it. It's a little hard to bend but that's alright. It has a noisy pup selector, and the pups are WAY sensitive.
Features — 9
I have one from 1992, made in Korea, and it plays amazing. It only has 20 frets wich kinda sucks, but it has good clear pickups(Gibson USA), gold hardware, and an amazing finish. The only thing that could have been better would be a figured maple top. It came with a case.