Price paid: $ 400
Purchased from: Sandvika, Norway
Sound — 10
I play metal and this guitar fits perfectly to the genre. I'm using my Fender Mustang III and my overdrive pedal from TC Electronic. The guitar makes a very bright sound.
Overall Impression — 9
I play metal and it works well to play metal with. I've played since I was eight years old, I had a Morgan Stratocaster for many years, but I felt that I needed a guitar that worked to play metal with so I bought this. If it had been stolen I would probably buy a similar or a Gibson guitar. I love the shape of the guitar and appearance. I compare the guitar for most of the Gibson Les Paul Standard. I chose this guitar because it suited me and it looks awesome. I wish the guitar had EMG pickups.
Reliability & Durability — 10
The guitar works awesome good to play live with. Today my band played "Transylvania" by Iron Maiden live without any problem. The hardware will last a long time. The strap buttons are solid, and I never have to worry that it will fall off. I depend on the guitar on a gig, but it's always wise to have a backup guitar in case something happens.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The action was good. The pickups were adjusted fine. The guitar lacked nothing. The wood was in good quality. Everything is just fine with this guitar.
Features — 9
- Set-neck - 24-3/4" scale - Mahogany body - Mahogany neck - Rosewood fingerboard - 42mm standard nut - Thin U neck contour - 22 extra-jumbo frets - Nickel hardware - ESP tuners - ESP LH-150 humbuckers