Sound — 10
It works for my styles of music. Sounds really heavy when it needs to. also sounds very bright. I use a Peavy Transformer 112 with tons of effects and it works great. it can make a variety of sounds with a huge range. it goes out of tune too much which sucks majorly. the rose sounds awesome when its in tune
Overall Impression — 7
I play heavy music and light music and it works good with them. Ive been playing for a year and a half. 2 Strats, Douglas shadow (les paul) and a Lauren Acoustic. If i wouldve noticed it was used at the shop i wouldntve got it. if it was stolen i would not buy it again because to me it isnt worth the $450 new and the newer versions pickups SUCK ASS. I love the pickups and the light weight. I hate the Floyd Rose because youre limited on what string you can use. I compared it to the rest of the guitars at the shop and looking back i wouldve taken the Ibanez or the BC Rich. I wish it had lighter strings and a better cable plug.
Reliability & Durability — 6
This guitar will withstand live playing, its built to Kirk's guitar that he tours with and is famous for. The hardware is very tough and lasts though the Floyd Rose doesnt like to stay in tune :/ Strap buttons are screwed to the strap. VERY strong. I can depend on it if the Ernie Ball strings didn't mess it up so much :S the rose is WAY off kilter and i cant adjust it :/ and replacing strings take forever. The finish is nice but it does scratch.
Action, Fit & Finish — 7
Dont know. Pickups work and sound awesome. everything was set up perfect. Couple of nasty chips and scratches on the back. in my opinion i would never get another guitar with a Floyd Rose or i would never change the strings or change em once and leave it.
Features — 9
no clue what year it is, bought it in 2010. Made in Korea. 24 frets, 25.5" scale, Thin neck, jumbo (XJ, assuming extra Jumbo?) frets, Maple neck. Solid top Basswood body and maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. Gloss black finish with black nickel hardware Axe style body Floyd rose 2 Volume, 1 Tuner, and a 3-way selector 2 humbucker pickups, EMG-HZs ESP locking tuners bought it used from a music store, nothing else.