Price paid: $ 1045.8
Purchased from: Feedback Rotterdam
Sound — 9
I often play Metallica. Also some heavy metal. Stuff like that. On all genres it sounds great. I'm using a Fender FM65R amp. I also have got a Zoom multi effect pedal with it. It all sounds great. All effects sound beatiful. If you have a kind of noise reduction option on your pedal I should use that because it's not total noise-free. It has a nice tremolo which look a little bit like a Floyd Rose without the locking system. Like I said before it can play any genre.
Overall Impression — 9
I play metal, heavy metal. It is a good match but if there was a Seymour Duncan humbucker on it it would be greater than it is now. I would really buy this guitar again because it's such great quality. I did compare it to many guitars at the store I bought it from. I tested 'em all but this one sounded the best. It would be better with a humbucker on the bridge.
Reliability & Durability — 10
It will withstand live playing because it's made of really good hardwood. I do the most crazy tricks with it. It is made of very strong metals. You really can depend on this guitar. It sounds great at high volume. I never had any holes in the finish or something like that
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
My guitar teacher had to set-up it a little bit cause the action was not to great. The pickups were very well adjusted. I had no other problems with it. Everything was really good except the points I wrote about above. The tremolo was good. The fretboard was nice polished. Nice smooth frets on it.
Features — 9
The guitar was made for the first time in 2006. This guitar was made in Korea. It has got 22 medium jumbo frets. It has a solid top. The body is made of American basswood. The neck is made of maple. The guitar has a polyurethane finish. It's a Strat. It has a 2-point synchronized tremolo. It has got active electronics. There is a volume knob, a tone knob for the neck pickup and a tone knob for both the middle and bridge pickup. It has 3 single coil high quality Seymour Duncan pickups on it. The tuners are non-locking, Grover. I bought it. They were so friendly to give me a gig bag with it.