Price paid: $ 1343.22
Purchased from: Ebay
Sound — 10
This guitar is perfect for just about any style of music you want to play, the pickups can give you a hard crunch on the bridge pickup for any Zeppelin or a warm bluesy sound for Hendrix, Clapton, BB King etc. It's plugged into a 30w Fender Champ at the moment and it sounds as clear as daylight.
Overall Impression — 10
I'd advise anybody to get this guitar. What's the point in paying another 400 for a classic - the only difference is the binding and you can't play that!
Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar could survive a nuclear holocaust. It is solid as a rock, the hardware, finish and strap buttons would outlive asbestos.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The setup was good from the factory, the pickups and bridge didn't need adjusting and there were no flaws. Because the tuners don't lock it does go out of tune a little quicker than I'd expected but that's no big deal - who hasn't got a tuner!
Features — 10
This beauty is a 2003 (from the serial no). USA model in Fireburst. 22 frets with a solid maple top. The humbuckers are 490R and 498T, pearloid trapeziod inlay, non-locking tuners with USA case.