Price paid: $ 1096.17
Purchased from: Bonners
Sound — 8
It doesn't really suit my style of music which is punk and metal with a bit of weezer added in. It would be a good guitar if you were in a Rolling Stones tribute band. I play it with a Boss Turbo Distortion and a Marshall Valvestate 60w amp. It's a Tele so has quite a bright and tinny sound.
Overall Impression — 10
This is a nice guitar but it doesn't suit my style. I've been playing for three years and I might try and sell it. If it were stolen I'd claim the insurance money and buy an SG. I hate this guitar but I cannot fault it in terms of set up etc.
Reliability & Durability — 8
This guitar is a Fender and is pretty tough and I would gig without a backup, it's pretty reliable and the strap would not fall off.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The guitar was set up fine and everything with the guitar was absolutely perfect. There were no flaws at all. It is perfect in this area.
Features — 8
It was made in 2003 in Mexico. It has 21 fat frets and has a maple neck and has got a laminated top. The bridge obviously is a Tele one and there is a 3-way selector Switch for the humbucker and the pickup. The pickups are standard Fender ones. The shop gave me a gig bag with the guitar. The finish does chip quite easily.