Price paid: $ 700
Purchased from: Craigslist
Sound — 9
It suits Thrash really well, but it can be used for any genre. It's a really versatile guitar with great tone and flexibility. I currently run it into an Orange Micro Terror and a Marshall 4x12, and it's got great hard rock tone. The only downfall is that the bridge pickup is a little too HOT for cleans; your headroom is limited.
Overall Impression — 10
I'm primarily a thrash/hard rock guy, so this guitar fits my mold perfectly. I've been playing for a little over a year and I also own a couple cheap pedals, my Marshall, and my Orange head. I'd absolutely buy it again if stolen. I love the look, tone, and overall feel of it. It just sounds very full and thick. I hate nothing about it, really. I'd highly suggest it to anyone looking for a good mid-range level guitar.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar seems very well put together and I would absolutely play without a backup. I replaced the strap buttons with strap locks, but the holes were clean and worked well. Everything seems very sturdy, and I'm not concerned with longevity with this one.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
Everything was in great shape. The only flaws were cosmetic, and that was because it is a used guitar. Everything else is great.
Features — 10
2005 US-made ax 22 frets, smooth rosewood fretboard, nice frets All Mahogany, with ebony finish Gibson 496R and 500T pups - nice and HOT