Price paid: $ 200
Purchased from: Pawn Shop
Sound — 9
I'play through a Peavey TransTube 212 EFX, and it sounds GREAT ! This amp I play through is set for Studio or Live performances, and it has all kinds of effects built into it. The Jet King,s Lead position #2 is totally kick-ass when I play Skynard's Freebird, and Gimme 3 Steps. The Rhythm Mode is warm and smooth.
Overall Impression — 9
My Jet King is a 2004 model, and it had NEVER been "worked" for playing. I set it up to MY specifications. I play ANYTHING I'm paid to play, whether it's Rock, Blues, Country, Jazz,... Doesn't matter, this guitar responds EXCELLENTLY to my demands. To me, it was a GOOD Investment. I love the Silver hard shell guitar case too. If you wasn't to see me playing this Jet King, check out my website and you'll see it. Go to www.myspace.com/BobbJayMusic and check out my pics. KEEP PICKIN' AMERICA!
Reliability & Durability — 8
I think I can count on it. I play it every week. Since I re-worked it, it handles the way I want it to...fast, smooth, easy, and ON THE MARK! what I mean by that is, I set the Harmonics onthe JK to where the B string is slightly sharp and so is the E 1st. They seem to wear faster than the others, so by putting them about 1/10thof a note sharp, they're in tune when they're old. Instead of tuning to 440, I tune those 2 strings to 442.
Action, Fit & Finish — 4
The Guitar was NOT set up right. Frets were WAY too high, Never been lowered. I spent 4 hour working the guitar over, and now it plays Beautiful! The Sunburst finish on it is kinda scratchy, and it looks Old and Dirt. I'm planning on painting it Ultra High Gloss Black, and making a new set of pick-guards for it. Everybody Loves the way I can Paint a guitar.
Features — 9
I got a Silver Hard-Shell Case with "Jet King" on the front. The case was a little rough, but it's nothing I can't fix. I had to bu new strings of course, but that's normal. There were NO tools in the case, like Alan Wrenches or anything like that, and no key to lock it up either.