Sound — 10
I play Blues-Rock and plenty of other genres. This guitar suites it all. I play the Strat through a Roland Cube 60 and in my opinion, sounds great aswell. Position 1 (Bridge pickup) gives a really full rich sound, and when the gain is turned up to about 6, you get that classic purple haze sound. (Position 2) has a lovely mellow sound, it makes the stings sound like their heavy on the fretboard, perfect for SRV. (Postion 3) WOW! The absolute oinical of the classic Strat sound, this perfect for blues, jazz, punk you name it. I'll skip position 4 as I hav'nt really explored it and when I played in that position, it was the worst of the 5. (Position 5) This humbucker is absolutely amazing! You get a really nice led Zep, Cream sound out of this pickup, perfect for lead work, not as murcky as a usually Gibson Humbucker which some people may love, but I really like the murkyness of the Gibson guitars anyway which is why I'm bying a SG Special. This pickup is pure class though, Mr Duncan really out did himself this time around, my only problem with it is that it spounds quite rubbery when the tone is turned all the way down. It can really handle high gain. Overall this guitar IS the most versatile guitar ever made!
Overall Impression — 10
This guitar matches me in every singel way possible, If it were stolen I would murder every living thing I saw then nip into town to buy another one. So bluesy and Rocky, it sounds perfect for everthing i've ever played. All I need now is a wedding ring, and all I can say, buy one of these and happy shopping.
Reliability & Durability — 10
Everything will last, although I would always bring a backup just incase a string snapped ect. The hardware is solid, you would have to use a hammer to knock it out of tune. My cube 60 fell on the neck! (Don't ask) but the neck hasn't been affected at all. We should have used these as weapons in world war 2.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
When it arrived, I had been told it had not been set up for a while, but I only found that out 2 months later, it felt like it had been setup when it wasn't (Now that's a sign of class). The hardware hasn't oxidized at all in the 11 years it has been around. The pickups are ajusted just fine, nothing is loose and I think the finish will out last me (I'm 13! ).
Features — 10
This Lonestar USA Strat was made in 1997 in USA. It features a rosewood neck with 21 Jumbo frets which are an absolute dream to play with, this Strat features a tinted neck. The action is amazing and I don't have too tune it for weeks, even with heavy use of the whammy bar. It features a brown burst alder body which looks amazing and a maple neck. The double cut away body really helps me nail those High solos/notes. What makes this guitar special and an absolute bargain is that it feature the same single coil texas specials found on stevie Ray Vaughans signature Strat as well as Seymore Duncan Pearly gates plus humbucking pickup which comes incredibally close to a 59' Les Paul sound. Switching the selector switch is a breeze. I also got a free Fender hardcase with it and the interior is first class.