Price paid: $ 270
Purchased from: eBay
Sound — 10
I play mostly grunge like Alice in Chains and Nirvana and also a bit of black sabbath and it seems to tie in with that pretty well. Im running it through a BOSS DS-1 and a 100w Marshall G100CD half-stack (not bad for discontinued :P). Ive gigged it a few times and it sounds awsome.
Overall Impression — 10
This guitar is great!!! I loved it from the first time I plugged it in!! Great tone and great neck amazing sound!!! Love it!! A++++++++++ I haven't been playing nearly as long as some of the other reviewers, but I know a great guitar when I play one! I've been playing a Squier Stratocaster (what can I say, it's not like I'm rich) for a while, and finally opted for a better guitar. This is a great guitar for punk and alternative music, and feels more comfortable than my Strat ever will. If it were stolen, I'd try really hard to get it back, but if I didn't, I would just save up again and buy another one brand new, because I love it that much.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I'm not sure about live playing but I think this guitar seems pretty dependable. i would definetly use it in a gig without a back up (well I don't really have a back up anymore). Umm I don't know ive had it for like not even a month. I can definitely say that this is going to be my main guitar from now on. I'm gonna put some strap locks on it within the next few days just to keep it secure. Otherwise I don't plan on changing anything. Maybe in like one year if I feel like it needs some modifying I'll customize it but for now I'm fine with it.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
I bought it second hand, and had to adjust the action a little as it was a bit high. The guitar was set up perfectly, no problems. Pickups were set great. The sunburst is the most beautiful sunburst I have ever seen. My neck is also a beautiful milky rosewood with creme inlays. The backplate is properly aligned to put the strings through, although some people said it wasn't on right. Also mine doesnt go out of tune while using the tremelo and I like it a lot.
Features — 10
Made in 2000. 22 frets. Laminated top. Has Volume and tone knobs. S/H pickup configuration. Tex-Mex Strat single-coil slanted in the neck position and a new Fender special design "Atomic-Humbucker" in the bridge.Jazzmaster headstock, 24-3/4" scale and offset waist body give you an alternative look. String through bridge. Non locking tuners. Deluxe Fender gig bag included.