ME316 Review

manufacturer: First Act date: 09/03/2007 category: Electric Guitars
Although it is not near a pro guitar it definately does not sound like a beginner guitar.
 Sound: 8
 Overall Impression: 9
 Reliability & Durability: 8
 Action, Fit & Finish: 7
 Features: 7
 Overall rating:
 6.9 
 Reviewer rating:
 7.8 
 Users rating:
 5.9 
 Votes:
 13 
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 2,421 
review (1) 6 comments vote for this gear:
overall: 7.8
ME316 Reviewed by: unregistered, on september 03, 2007
1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Features: This guitar comes with a 10 watt amp that is not the greatest but the distortion on it is awesome. It also comes with a guitar strap. It is not all leather so it is not as durable but it is great because you can easily put studs on it by yourself. The body style is a Stratocaster style so it looks really cool. The neck is very durable.I am not sure but I think that the bridge style is tune-a-matic. Unfortunately is only has one pickup but it works really well. there is only 1 tone and 1 volume knob. The guitar has no whammy bar. This guitar does not come with a gig bag. It came with a cable which has a convenient bend on the end so that when it is plugged into the guitar it does not send the cord straight to your feet. It came with guitar picks and allen keys. The best thing about this guitar is that you can act insanely hardcore with it because it is so so so light that you can jump around with it easily and not be weighed down by it. You can swing it and spin with it easily because the weight it so light it is awesome. // 7

Sound: The style can range from punk to hardcore. I have the black one so it looks really hardcore especially if you take off the white pickguard. It works really good with distortion especially because I use it with the amp it came with. The guitar can get really loud and it sounds really good. with the amp it came with you can put on a lot of bass which makes some really good rap-metal sounds. Overall the sound is really good. Although it is not near a pro guitar it definately does not sound like a beginner guitar. // 8

Action, Fit & Finish: Unfortunately this area is not as good as the rest. The frets were cut really really well. The only misligned bracing was minor on the high e string.The tuning pegs were on fine. The wood was good quality. The guitar took a lot of falls and it only has minor chipping. the pickup is a little uneven but it does not affect the sound it still sounds great. The output jack does not have really good screws. Be careful because mine keeps falling out because I lost the screws. I electrical taped it back on and it still works perfectly fine. // 7

Reliability & Durability: The guitar will definatley withstand live playing. You can use this guitar for Live performances although it is not professional it will still work great. The strap buttons are pretty solid so you do not have to worry about them falling out. The hardware will last. You may want a backup but you can use it at a gig. The guitar is pretty durable the only thing is that the strings are not as easy to strum as a Stratocaster but they still work great. // 8

Overall Impression: I like to play punk and metal and this guitar is great for it. it is a good match. The guitar sounds amazing acoustic which is a great advantage. I have been playing this guitar with lessons for about 2 months and I can play songs with this guitar. I write songs with this guitar to. I wish that the company would have been a more proffesional company but this is a really really great guitar. I love the sound it is great and I love the way it looks. It looks really professional and pretty hardcore. I wish it had more knobs but even without that it is a great guitar. I wish it had a whammy bar. Overall this is a great guitar. I love it and playing it is awesome. This is such a good guitar. Even with a name like First Act you will love this guitar. It is a great price and it is worth it! // 9

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