Price paid: $ 1500
Purchased from: ebay
Sound — 10
I usually play progressive rock/metal music, but I also like to play other styles like pop-rock, rock, blues, jazz, acoustic, instrumental music. This guitar suits them all. I plug it in my Boss GT-8 processor and Ibanez IBZ10G. Sound is absolutely great. I usually use bridge pickup for leads and solos, neck - for clean sounds and shredding-type solos, and sometimes middle position for cleans sound, because it sounds very interesting. Also I use piezo/mix sound for acoustic sound. With some of my GT-8 effects it sound like acoustic guitar!!
Overall Impression — 10
This guitar is perfect for me and I'll never change it for any other guitar(only if I will be able to create my signature)) ). I like everything about this guitar, because it's beautiful, comfortable, sounds great and because my favorute guitarist uses it.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I haven't giged with this guitar yet, but I'm sure it won't let me down. I will gig with it without any backup. This guitar is totally withstand Live playing. Hardware really seem like it will last long. The only thing is I have to do - is change battary.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Guitar is grest. Pickups, bridge, neck, locking tuners and body - all of this is perfect. This guitar plays smooth, fast and it's very comfortable. Even if you are a begginer your speed can improve, because of the neck. It's really the best neck, I put my heands on. And of course, DiMarzio pickups are amazing too. This guitar has no flaws at all!
Features — 10
Size: 12-1/2" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 37" long (31.8 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 94.0 cm long) Weight: 7 lbs, 4 oz (3.29 kg) - varies slightly. Body Wood: Basswood. Body Finish: High gloss polyester. Bridge: Standard - Custom John Petrucci Music Man floating tremolo of chrome plated, hardened steel with solid steel saddles Optional - Piezo bridge with solid steel saddles. Scale Length: 25-1/2" (64.8 cm). Neck Radius: 15" (38.1 cm). Headstock Size: Only 5-7/8" (14.9 cm) long. Frets: 24 - High profile, wide. Neck Width: 1-11/16" (43.0 mm) at nut, 2-1/4" (57.2 mm) at last fret. Neck Wood: Select maple neck. Fingerboard: Rosewood. Fret Markers: Custom JP Shields. Neck Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend. Neck Colors: Standard - Natural Optional - Matching painted headstock. Tuning Machines: Schaller M6-IND locking with pearl buttons. Truss Rod: Adjustable - no component or string removal. Neck Attachment: 5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets. Electronic Shielding: Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined pickguard. Controls: 500kohm volume and tone - .022F tone capacitor. Switching: 3-way toggle pickup selector, with custom center position configuration 3-way toggle piezo/magnetic selector (when applicable). Pickups: HH - 1 DiMarzio custom humbucking - neck 1 DiMarzio D-Sonic - bridge. My model mas the piezo option, maching headstock, no inlays, sapphire-black finish. Accessories - case, polish cloth, stirings and battary.