Price paid: $ 200
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 8
It suits my style of music very good. Style of music this guitar is good for is Metal, Hard Rock, Blues. The type of amp I use with this guitar is a Raven RG 20. Guitar sounds great with good distortion. It's pretty noisy, but you'll get a good sound out of it if you set the tones right. Very bright sounding guitar, full sound along with it.
Overall Impression — 8
The style I play this guitar in is in the style of Metallica and early Thrash/Heavy Metal music. I've been playing this axe for about a year and a half and not once has it let me down. I also play on a Fender Bronco Bass. If I'd lose this guitar, I'd go back to Guitar Center and get myself an RG series from Ibanez. What I love about this guitar is about the durability it can withstand, and the tone that it can provide. But what I hate about it is the somewhat muddy pickups, but the muddy sound kinda gives it more of a crunch-crunch sound.
Reliability & Durability — 9
This guitar will most likely survive a decade of gigs. The durability on this guitar is simply outstanding being it's a beginners guitar. The hardware will last a while, but most likely need to be replaced with better ones once the stock pickups are worn out. I can depend on it, I'd probably use it as a backup guitar.
Action, Fit & Finish — 7
The guitar set-up was pretty much horrible, but once you get it change the strings immediately. The pickups were adjusted in a good position. All in all, everything was perfectly fine. The strings were not very good, I immediately replaced them with a brand new set of strings.
Features — 8
This guitar was made in about 2006. It was made in Japan. This guitar contains 22 frets, accessible easily, thin neck, rosewood neck. Solid top, guitar finish is a black satin. The body is in the style of a cutaway. The bridge style is a String-thru body, passive electronics. Given controls has a volume knob, Tone knob, and a 3-Way swith. Model pickups are made from Ibanez, inspired made from ESP. The tuners is non-locking, but the strings stay in tune for awhile. Included accessories include a guitar strap, gig bag, tuner, picks, instructional DVD. All in all, this guitar is great for beginners and is a good pick to choose if you are barely playing. Pretty good guitar for those who enjoy playing riffs and solos.