Sound — 9
It's kinda metal, rock, a little bit of everything, it has a great clean sound, and when i Switch to full distortion, it sounds unbelievable. It can sound country, rock, metal, and very death metal, in the right tuning. Overall great sound.
Overall Impression — 9
My overall impression on this guitar says that it rocks awesomely. I've been playing guitar for about 2 years now, and I have a multi-effect processor/amp modeler, that I run through my First Act 10 watt amp. I regret nothing about trading my guitar, except for the fact that this one doesn't have a whammy system. If I lost it, or someone stole it, I would freak. I love it and everything about it, the thing I like most about it is the 22nd fret that my Squier didn't have, it is pretty cool in dropped tunings because the 22nd fret on the e string is the same note as the open DD (dropped D) string, I really like that thing that my old Squier didn't have. The only thing I wish it had that it doesn't is a Whammy system, but it's okay, because it's still a great guitar.
Reliability & Durability — 8
I've never had a Live gig, but I think it would be able to last through it. The hardware seems great so I have a good feeling that it will last. The strap buttons are on good, the only reason I dropped it is because of a cheap strap. I would use it on a gig without a backup, it's a very dependable guitar. The finish should last a while, so I don't worry about it much.
Action, Fit & Finish — 7
The action was really high, but I adjusted that, so no problem. The pickup was in adjusted perfectly, but I decided to raise it a little bit more for some extra output, but either way, I liked it. It is a flawless guitar as far as I know, it sounds great, the only problem is that one of the tuning key was a little bit loose, but really no problem. The control knobs were put on really tight, so they squeak when I turn the volume knob up, but not a big issue at all.
Features — 10
It is also known as the Moderator. It has 22 frets on a rosewood fretboard on a maple neck, it feels good and is easy to play on. I'm not sure what wood it's made out of, but it is very light. It is a single cutaway guitar, it almost looks like a tele, but it has a different bridge. It has one very great sounding humbucker pickup, and I love it. It has one tone and one volume knob, but sadly it doesn't come with a tremolo system, but still, I love it. It's a really great beginner guitar. The only thing I lost on my trade from the Squier Strat is the tremolo system. The only thing is that I dropped it once because of a very cheap guitar strap, and the finish does get chipped up pretty easy, but still I'll give this a 10.