Price paid: € 330
Purchased from: Thomann
Sound — 9
The sound is really good on this one. Very versatile with the coil tap. I play mostly metal and rock and a little bit of blues and it does the job great. The volume knob is a bit "all or nothing". Humbuckers sounds nice and warm with quite a punch and when you split you get a crisp single-coil sound. Great sustain.
Overall Impression — 9
I have been playing for almost 10 years and I have owned quite a few guitars and this one is my favourite so far. I love the fact that its a little bit smaller in size which suits me perfect. The versatility is great and I would for sure buy a new one if lost/stolen. Again, only critique is that the black burst was almost invisible.
Reliability & Durability — 9
Still very new so its hard to tell but everything feels solid so far. The truss rod should keep the neck stable and so far it stays in tune. Strap buttons seems solid. I would not go on a gig without backup but not because I don't trust this guitar. You should always have a backup!
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The setup was close to perfect. Perfectly intonated and in tune even! Volume knob was lose but easily fixed. Beautiful pearl edges and nice inlays. No buzzing strings or anything. I might consider lowering the strings a bit and maybe adjust pickup height.
Features — 8
Basswood body with resinator fretboard. Long travel tune-o-matic bridge which makes it stay in tune. 3-way toggle and a coil switch. One volume- and one tone knob. This one has the cosmic black burst which unfortunately didn't look as expected. Almost totally black. The burst effect hardly shows at all. Nice pearl around the edges though.