Purchased from: Davis Guitar
Sound — 8
I play metal and it seems to suit me perfectly! It sounds great, nice and clear, the cleans lack a little but I expect nothing less from a guitar of this budget. I feel it has a great distortion input compared to other budget guitars. I want to change them out for EMGs just because the ESP pickups don't suit me.
Overall Impression — 8
This definatley suits the metal genre. I've had it for almost two years and If I lost it I would most likely not buy it again due to the fact that I have a better guitar now but its a great budget guitar. I like everything about it except the strap buttons, they cause the guitar to be top heavy and the guitar begins to dive but I am sure this could be fixed by attaching a new strap button. I'll give it an 8 just because the guitar began to tip.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar does withstand live playing just by the feel of it. I would definately use this without a backup if I had no choice, I always bring a spare just incase. The finish is nice and thick, I have dropped it once on a marble edge and only a small chip of paint came off, if it was something more expensive I would of expected it to damage the wood.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Everything was set up perfectly as it. Zero flaws when coming from the factory.
Features — 9
- Made in 2007, indonesia - 22 frets - basswood body - maple neck - contoured bolt on joint - 3 way pickup selector - rosewood fingerboard - ESP pickups - Polyutherane finish