Price paid: $ 269
Purchased from: Musicians Discount
Sound — 10
The sound was ok, not terible for stock pickups but nothing great either. If you like metal, put a Seymore Duncan Invader in the bridge, after I did that, holy crap this thing screams! This guitar should have come stock with this pickup.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall it's great, for the price you can't beat it. If you're looking for a cheaper guitar to upgrade, I highlly recomend this one. If you're just starting out and like most of us, on a tight budget, this is a good choice. Or if you're like me, been playing a while, looking for a guitar you can take to the shows and not be affraid it's gonna get scratched, so you can leave your expensive axe safe at home, this is a good choice.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I've giged with it, I've recorded with it, it's withstood the hurricane of sweat and spilled beer, it's still goin strong. I do plan to upgrade the tuners sometime in the near future, nothing wrong with the ones that come on it, I'm just spoiled on sperzels.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
For the money you can't buy a better playing guitar, the action is great. I found no visible flaws, the fretwork is pretty good, nothing compared to my Carvin but then again that's a big price difference. Much better fretwork than any other guitar in this price range though.
Features — 10
This is your basic fixed bridge two humbucker guitar, one volume one tone knob. Everything you need, no crap you don't need.