Sound — 3
This guitar is terrible. Has no clean sound at all. Distortion is great if you are only looking for a pop punk guitar. I play it with a Marshall AVT150 half stack and the clean sound is jsut terrible. The Tom DeLonge Strat sounds 10x as good as this.
Overall Impression — 4
Good for only one stlye of music. I play punk/emo/scremo/metal and about the only one this guitar is good for is pop punk. I've been playing for around 5 yrs now. If this guitar was lost or stolen I probly wouldn't waste the money again. If you like the look of the guitar get a ES-333 or ES-335 they sound way better. Or if you want the Tom Delonge name get the Fender Tom Strat as I said before the sound is way better and will do more type of styles. This is the worse Gibson I've ever played.
Reliability & Durability — 7
This guitar will last. Playing live or just sitting at home. Comes with a nice hardshell fitted case. Strap buttons are good but, would replace with strap locks if you're playing shows. Because th strap tends to slip off because of the strap button location behind the guitar.
Action, Fit & Finish — 5
Action is pretty good. Not as good as most Gibsons. Finish is good on it. Only flaw really is the sound and the input gets loose. Its not Gibson quality.