Price paid: $ 279
Purchased from: Musician's Friend
Sound — 10
The sound is somewhat heavy and is good for punk and music like that. I play a lot of Creed, Papa Roach, SOTY, and Alter Bridge on it so it can play a lot of styles of rock. This guitar suites my needs very well.
Overall Impression — 10
This guitar is great. I've had it for about a year and it is still as good as the first day I got it (apart from a few dings where I accidently dropped a distortion pedal on it) it is good for playin a lot of styles of rock. Just get strap buttons and maybe some new pickups and this guitar is exellent.
Reliability & Durability — 8
This guitar is very reliable. There is one flaw though. The strap buttons are crap. I was playing once and the strap fell and the guitar hit the ground causing the cord to get jammed up and bent the jackplate and I had to buy a new one but they are cheap it's ok. So I would buy strap locks to avoid this. I would definatly play this guitar live if you get strap locks.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The only complaint I have is that the top E sting buzzes pretty bad. But the buzz doesn't come through the amp so if you playin at high volumes it shouldnt matter. It was set up exremely well when I got it.
Features — 8
The guitar was made in indonesia in I think 2004. It has an agathis body with a beautiful quilted maple top. The neck it somewhat thick with extra jumbo frets. The Tune-O-Matic with stop tailpice makes it very simplpe to palm mute. It's got 2 ESP LH-100 pickups that I would recomend changing 'cause they are not the greatest. The controls are volume-volume-tone with a 3-way pickup selector.