Price paid: € 215
Purchased from: Music Store KÃ¶ln
Sound — 9
The guitar fits my music very well, wich is kind of hardrock, rock metal, style and even pop sometimes. It has a very nice and warm tone on the neck pickup and a very rich sound on the neck pickup. I'm using a 30 watt Line 6 amp and usually use the metal or crunch channel with some reverb or delay. Wich in my opinion sounds very awesome. Although when it gets to ditorted it can get a little fuzzy, especially on the bridge pickup. The guitar has a lot of sounds, you can make every sound you waant basicly by using the tone knobs and the volume controls, just be creative.
Overall Impression — 9
Its a great guitar especially for rock and metal stuff, but clean it sounds pretty cool too. I've been playing for like 2 years and I own an Ibanez as well, but this guiat has a way better sound. If it would be stolen I'd buy it again probably or go for the Standard, but actually they sound kinda the same. I love the sound and the pickups, I hated the tuners, but thats fixed. So it's a really good guitar for its price. Although it needs some adjustments, but they're easly made.
Reliability & Durability — 9
I think now it will last during a live gig. But I think it will get out of tune when you play on it with the original tuners. The hardware will last for ssure, no doubt about it. But somehow I would always take a backup guitar to a gig, just in case; ) but I think you won't need it the finoish will last... Cause I alreadyy bumped it into some stuff and its stil Brand New.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The guitar wasn't set up that good from the factory, it was way out of tune, wich wasn't hard to fix, just tune it... The action was a bit low, but again, that was fixed in no time. I adjusted both pickups and set them a little closer to the strings to make them sound a bit hotter. Also the white plastic thing, that covers the pickup selevtor broke the day I bought it, but it still works fine. Also I changed tuners like said before. For the rest the guitar was pretty good out of the box, but like no guitar, it immediatly fis you, I always have to do some adjustments.
Features — 8
Don't know wich year it was made. It was made in Indonesia. Its handcrafted. I think it are medium frets but could be jumbo as well. It has a 24.75" scale. It has a bolt mahogany neck and a rosewood fretboard with Dot inlays. A mahogany body and a maple top. Mine has a Vintage sunburst finish but it comes in ebony and cherry sunburst as well, thats just your choice. It has open coil Alnico V Humbuckers wich are passive and totally fit my style, wich is kind of hardrock, metal style. The hardware is chrome It has the usual Gibson controls so 2 tone knobs, 2 volume knobs and a Rythem-Treble- Both Switch.It has non-locking tuners. Wich aren't the best ever, the guitar comes out of tune a lot, especially the G-string, acually only the G-string, but i fixed it by putting new tuners on it.