Price paid: $ 420
Purchased from: House Of Guitars
Sound — 10
This is the nicest sounding guitar that I've played so far for heavy metal besides an actual Gibson. I use it through my gm108 and a DigiTech rp90. no settings that I have make it noisy. it has a very thick sound perfect for metal and rock. It can play any style of music I can think of.
Overall Impression — 10
I think this guitar is perfect for hard rock/metal players like me who want a really heavy sound I've been playing for like 2 years and I own a Behringer GM108 15w and RP90. If it was lost I think I would get a custom though if I didn't have the funds than I would get another. my favorite feature is the tune o matic bridge so that lowering action is easier. I wish it had a Floyd Rose though (a guy can dream) And I wish it could have came with a strap at least.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I think I have knocked it on a bunch of things and not even a scratch so it seems ubreakable (with reasonable punishment) I think it's dependable for gigs because it's grovers keep it intune even when I push them before the nut for that whammy effect. I'm not shure about the finish lasting because I've only owned it for like 7 months now but it smudges easily but it can be whiped off.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
Out of the factory the guitar was set up perfectly but it's action is not as low as it could be but that's fine for my heavy power chording. The guitar has no flaws but the selecter kinda feels loose. The finish is completely perfect in any way so I can't have a complaint about that.
Features — 9
This guitar has 22 jumbo medium-jumbo frets on a rosewood fretboard. It has a gorgeous flamed maple top. The finish is a transparent cherry sunburst that is one of the most beautiful finishes that I've ever seen. It's got a single cut les paul body It has a tune o matic bridge and passive pickups with chrome hardware. Dual humbuckers and grover tuners. It came with only the guitar. And it's inlays are a nice trapezoid.