Purchased from: Pongetti's
Sound — 9
Well this guitar was built very well. I'm 6'2 and 220 so I'm kinda rough on my guitars. This guitar inpreticular was built strong (as well as all Ibanez's). I play blues, rock, metel. I can pull of some pinch harmonics on this guitar as well. I use a Fender FM212R and it sounds soo good. I just need a pedal because the built in distortion isnt well made. It has thick sounds and bights sound. Watever you wanna play this Actcore won't dissapoint you in my opinion.
Overall Impression — 9
I Play heavey music and a wide variety of music. This suits me good. I wouldn't of asked anything I got my moneys worth I think. I been playing for awhile but consistanly at that. All day no lie. I also own a Ibanez Gio, Epiphone SG and a Music Master. If lost or stolen I wouldn't buy it again unless I got a good deal, because there are guitars out there now that are better and meet the price range. But I would be devastated. that's my first guitar I paid cash upfront for. All in All I love it and play it all the time. I can punch out so really crazt deep rifffs. Expecially because I play on '52s.
Reliability & Durability — 8
The guitar is big, but it can be used for Live shows with the proper amp. The buttons are solid as a rock and will last. I would depend on this guitar, but it's always good to bring a backup. Over the years the finish will wear off I tihnk that's a flaw. Not saying it will for sure but I think so I'll let you no
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
From factory you couldnt get a better guitar. The pickups are good and the hardware are good. Iv had it for about two years now and haven't had any problems with the tuning keys or bridge. It's been perfect. The finish on it could be a little better, you can see some spot that come up white when air gets into it. But other than that muah.
Features — 9
I see this info had already been covered soo I wont bother you guys. No accessories included. I love the quick string changer, it beats most guitars hardware. It has 4 knobs and 3 chanell selection. Tuners are great my guitar hardly goes out fo tune only my G string. Body is hollowbody which is sweet. And a nice cutaway, cut be a little more so I can get rght down there but hey.