Price paid: € 98
Purchased from: Thomann.de
Sound — 8
I've played many style through the 2 years learning guitar. It was my first guitar, I've bought a new one but it's still alive and it's an amazing guitar for a beginner. You can play Rock, Punk, also classic, and a little of blues. I've played it with the amp sold with it, sound kinda good but with a DigiTech RP155 it sound a lot of better. Clear sounds are bright, pure, rock is good also, the problem is the pickup which doesn't suit for metal it sound noisy but it's very good for a very low priced guitar. It sound good with all tuning Standard to Drop Bb maybe a little slack in the lowest Drop.
Overall Impression — 10
I play a lot of metal, a little of rock and sometimes clear sounds. The guitar fit all the styles more or less easily. It sound bright in clear sound, a little noisy with rock, and a lot in metal but its great for a guitar like that. It never disappointed me in 2 years of playing, and I doesn't regret this guitar or brand which is very good for the price. This guitar has defaults certainly due to it's hardware and other stuff but who cares about that, for the price if your a beginner or looking for a guitar to train with and play in Drop etc, it's a very good choice.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I've never played a gig with, but the guitar is very, very, very resistant it will last for at least 4years. It's a very good investment for a beginner but I think it will doesn't handle a gig, at high volume I think it will sound really too noisy. Overall the guitar is great nothing to say, it's ok to play with sitting or standing, maybe the guitar is a little too heavy.
Action, Fit & Finish — 6
The guitar is great to learn the guitar at your rhythm, the guitar fit any style. The jack input has a nut which doesn't stand in place, and the connection has broke up, 2 or 3 weld to fix the problem and all works perfectly, not hard to do at all. The bridge doesn't support .11 strings in Standard you need to add additional springs.
Features — 9
I don't know which year it was made, it's certainly from Japan. Stratocaster with maple neck with rosewood fretboard, 22 frets, 3 passive single coil pickups, Vintage type tremolo, 1 volume & 2 tone controls, 5-way pickup selector switch, chrome hardware and it's black. I've bought it in a set with the amp Harley Benton 10G, a gigbag, strap, plectrums, and a cable.