Price paid: $ 350
Sound — 10
It suits my music styles which range from jazz/blues.. to alternative and punk rock... very full sound with the p-90's this guitar really kicks out some amazing solos..
Overall Impression — 10
I've been playing for 3 years.. I have alot of gear.. A 1950's Gibson les paul JR a 1959 Gibson es335 (the Epiphone 56 reissue)and a "Strat" copy that we are doing some work 2.. I own 2 tube amps a Fender Twin Reverb from the 60's and a 52 or 53 Fender tweed amp... most of this gear is from my gramps that was in a band... The guitar was awesome all around I would defiantely recommend it but you need to do a set-up and a string change when you get it... but that is a common thing.
Reliability & Durability — 10
It definately will play live.. the hardware is amazing now that it is setup and fixed.. the finish has a coating over the paint so it will last.. the strap buttons are good and i do depend on it.. as for playin a gig without a backup.. I never play one without a standby because strings snap and stuff happens..
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
From the factory the guitar was decent.. like normal the strings are just stock strings and rust in a week or so the pickups were perfect...They need to flip the tailpiece the opposite way from the factory it gives it more sustain.. Then there was a problem the 3 way Switch went bad and only one pickup was working.. so after putting a new Switch in there (cost 10.00$) it still didn't work.. it turns out some of the wires were literally ripped right from the volume and tone knob connectors... this was an easy fix.. but a little more care in the inspection department would be great.. other wise when finally done and set up with new strings and fixed it literally played better that a Gibson les paul..(and no I'm not dissen them because I own a Gibson as well..)
Features — 10
The guitar itself is made in Korea it has 22 frets, 3 way Switch, 2 tone, and 2 volume knobs. It has a gold top finish, mahogany body set neck and alnico p90 soap-bar pickups. there is trapazoid inlays and it is accented in a cream color (pickups, pickguard, back plates ete.)