Purchased from: Musician's Friend
Sound — 8
Great sound for rock, sounds good distorted or clean. I use it with a DigiTech RP80 Multi-Effect, and a Fender FM212R Amp. It has low noise, and a full sound. It has a decent range of sounds; deep mellow to twangy and everything in between.
Overall Impression — 10
I play alot of classic-style rock, this guitar is perfect for the style. I also own a Fender Strat, an Epiphone Les Paul, a Martin acoustic and a Fender amp. If it were stolen or lost I would buy another. I love the action and sound. I hate the strap buttons. I compared it to a Gibson LP Junior, and a second-hand Fender Jaguar. The features and sound were much better on this one. I wish it came with a hardshell SG case.
Reliability & Durability — 8
This guitar will absolutely withstand live playing. It comes with a padded gig bag, but a hardshell case would probably be a good investment. The hardware seems rugged. The strap buttons arn't the greatest. It is quite dependable, I could gig with it without worrying about a backup. The finish is thin and wears easily, purpously, for the 'Faded' look.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The guitar was set up well, and had great action out of the box. No flaws.
Features — 8
- Year: 2004 - Mfrd.: USA - Fingerboard: 22-fret, 24 3/4" scale length, rosewood, dot inlays - Neck: rounded, mahogany - Body: solid mahogany - Finish: 'Faded' red (or brown) - Bridge: Tune-O-Matic - Tailpiece: stopbar - Electonics: passive; 2 humbuckers (Gibson open 490R (Neck)+490T (bridge) Alnico magnet) - Tuners: Gibson Green Key - Controls: two volume, two tone, three-way Switch.