Price paid: $ 632
Purchased from: B&B Music
Sound — 10
This fits my style of music perfectly, I can go from blues to an AC/DC classic to rock to some harder rock (Guns N' Roses, Van Halen) to even a not bad metal tone when on the neck pickup (I like it anyway). I'm using it with a Brand X 15 watt amp (not very good) but I got a DigiTech RP80 last christmas so it made my guitar sound much better.
Overall Impression — 10
I really like it, I've tried some other guitars in this price range and still like this one, I think it would anybodys style a music (alright you could get a better metal guitar but than you sacrifice everything else). If it were stolen I would defenatly buy it again if I didn't have the money for a higher model. All in all its very versitile I had the choice of this over a Epiphone Les Paul of the same level and cost I would choose this but thats just me anyway if you're thinking about buying one of these go try I think you'll like it.
Reliability & Durability — 9
Built like a tank could easily take live playing, strap locks and tuners are solid.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
It was factory set up but the guy who owns the local music store set it up better (did stuff to the pickups and some other things I can't remember). Action is pretty low (not Jackson shreding guitar low tho), I lile it. I bought it in perfect condition and it still is to this day, it held its finish nicely.
Features — 9
Same as every other Strat, 5-way selector, made on 2004 I think (got it in 05). Tobaco burst with rosewood fretboard. 3 single coils.