Price paid: $ 399
Purchased from: Mad Music
Sound — 4
I am playing rock/metal and the sound does not match what I am looking for. I am using a Peavey 15 watt amp and a few effects (chorus, wah, delay and distortion). The sound is always very clean and high pitched. Not alot of variety on the sound or at least definetly not what I am looking for.
Overall Impression — 6
Anybody who is playing rock such as Metallica, Nirvana, Guns n' roses, AC DC, Led Zeppelin etc would not be advised to this guitar. I would not buy another Strat and the only reason I bought it was because Hendrix played one but he played an American Strat and that was the 60's. There is definitely better guitars out there. Think before you buy, man.
Reliability & Durability — 6
The guitar itself is quite strong and could last along time. Although I am definitely changing my guitar when I get the money. It could last a long time without wear if you like the sound and want to keep it.
Action, Fit & Finish — 6
The action was ok and the pickups dont seem too bad. The pickup selector is noisy and weak and the tuning pegs are very loose. My guitar is always out of tune!
Features — 4
This Strat was made in Mexico. It has 21 frets and is black in colour. There is hardly any special features on this Strat leaving the conclusion that the features are not very good.