Price paid: € 140
Purchased from: Thomann.de
Sound — 4
I bought this guitar because I like classic Rock/hard rock, but I can also play pretty much anything else. I don't play metal though. This was my first guitar and I used it in a shitty Fender Frontman 15G which definitely didn't help! But I also gave it a try with my new tube amp (laney cub 10), and it still sounded pretty bad. This guitar can do clean sounds, but nothing that impressive, and it handles medium gain (think AC/DC). But with a bit of gain, once you try to do more than a power chord it really lacks definition and sounds mudy. Those are definitely cheap humbuckers! Don't expect getting a great tone out of this guitar. It can do both cleans and distrortion (I used it with Big muff pi too), but both not that well...
Overall Impression — 5
Seriously you get what you paid for, but in this case, a lot of what you payed is the LP look. This guitar doesn't sound that good, and doesn't look as good as on the pictures. For the price it probably have a nice versatility, not sure you can find something much better at 140 euros in europe. On the ohter hand, I would really recommend paying a couple of hundreds more if you can afford and get something that will last you a bit longer. Cause as soon as you can play a bit, you'll want to change this guitar. At least I really wish I had paid a bit more for something better!
Reliability & Durability — 7
I don't play live, and I only kept this guitar for 9 monthes before selling it. It seemed pretty solid, but I would sometimes get weird noises for no reason. This is definitely a practice guitar. At leat it doesn't seem like to break anywhere because it's just really thick overall. Beware, the strap buttons were too small so depending on the strap you'd use, it would easilly fall.
Action, Fit & Finish — 5
The action of this guitar was pretty damn high, but on the other hand I'm not sure it go that much lower since I would allready get fret buzz sometimes. The stocks strings broke after a few weeks only and they really had bad tone compared to the 10-46 dunlops I used after. By the way the neck is really think and the acess of the last frests is allmost impossible in my opinion. And also the inotnation past the 12th fret is really wrong. This guitar would probably have been better after being professionnally set-up, but considering the price the guitar has costed me and the price of the set up in switzerland, it wasn't worth it.
Features — 6
I don't think I really have to detail all the specifications of that guitar since it's the same made in China LP special 2 that everyone has been reviewing here. Mine had the Heritage cherry sunburst finish, which by the way looks a lot better on pictures that it does for real. Once you have it in your hands, you'll see it look fake and also how flat the body is. It still doesn't look that bad for the price though. I also got to mention that the tune-o-matic bridge was really shard, my strings would break pretty often at bridge's height because of that. Oh and by the way, the tuners really suck, just by looking at them it'll go out of tune. That really was pretty annoying. Of course nothing you can't live with, but they really feel like cheap tuners!