Sound — 9
This guitar was the answer to my prayers! I play metal, hard-rock, emo, contemporary christian, and it does wonders for all of them. I play it through a Damage Control Solid Metal Pedal(I have a review of it also on here)going to a Randall 212SC 100W Combo. It sounds amazing. I can get pinch harmonics really easy on it all the way to like the 15th fret on most strings. It's pretty quiet compared to most guitars, it does'nt really give me a problem unless I'm next to a computer. This guitar is great for lead, rhythm, solos, everything. It's a bolt on neck, but it gives me loads of sustain (not Les Paul sustain, but you get the idea).
Overall Impression — 9
I love this guitar, if it were stolen, I'd sit down and cry, then I'd go kick that theifs anus and take it back. Or just kill him. I've been playing for 2 years and this is one of the best guitars I've played so far. I love the EMG's and the neck. It plays so fast. If I could change one thing I'd want a Floyd Rose on it to do some cool feedback manipulation and natural harmonic squeals and stuff, but I'm content.
Reliability & Durability — 9
I haven't played Live w/ it yet, but my band practices a lot and I've played it three hours straight before and the battery never ran out, I never lost tone, nothing, so I'm not scared to take it on stage. I put staplocks on it to add to the safety factor because I move around a lot. The finish looks great, it only has one scratch and that was my fault. I can depend on the guitar, but I will always play w/a backup.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
Factory set-up, I have no idea, but I always set my guitar up the way I like it anyway, so it wouldn't have mattered. I have the action right where I want it, which is great because w/ my Washburn I had a problem doing that. The pickups are awesome, they give me a really great sound. I've had no problems w/ this guitar so far, but I've only had it for 3 months. My buddy said it never pissed him off, so, I trust him.
Features — 9
I don't know what year it was made for sure, maybe 2000-2003 area. I also don't know where it was made, but I'm sure it was made wherever LTD guitars are made. I got a PSP, and one of my buddies I jam w/ offered me the guitar for the PSP (he has a Schecter in case you were wondering if he was mental)so I did w/out much thought and I'm glad I did. I had a Washburn at the time, and it was good, just not what I wanted really. Anyway, about this beauty. 24 medium-jumbo frets on a rosewood fretboard binded to a beautiful maple neck. The body is Mohagany and it has a flame-maple top stained this awesome purple color. It's got a Strat body style mainly. Tune-O-Matic bridge, string-thru body. Active EMG's. A 81 in the bridge and a single-coil in the neck. 1 Volume, 1 tone, 3-way switch. Sperzel locking tuners. It didn't come with them but my friend put them on. Oh, all the hardware is black.