Price paid: $ 279.99
Purchased from: Local Music Shop
Sound — 10
The guitar gets an amazing tone from it's mahogany body and it's a great guitar for metal. I play mostly metal & punk, with a little classic rock and blues, and this guitar gives a great sound, I run this thing through a Fender Ultra-Chorus and a Zoom multi-effects pedal, it gets a great sound out of it, I'm planning to get a Randall stack amp though for some more metal, but because of the Fenders great clean channel I can get some good distortion out of it with my pedal
Overall Impression — 10
This guitar is an amazing guitar, I would choose this guitar over my friends like $800 dollar guitars, I think it plays but faster and smoothly and it has a better sound. I strongly recomend this guitar for anyone, although get the RG320, it's this guitar with a floyd rose, that's the only difference haha. It's a simple guitar, but it's also all you need, with amazing sound and playability.
Reliability & Durability — 8
I would use this guitar live with no problem, the hardware is good and it looks nice too, it's kind of a chromed-black color. However the strap buttons on mine fell out. I would infact use this without a backup, and if I did have a backup it would just be another RG321. The only bad thing about it's paint is it wears off easy, looks great though!
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
I must admit that this guitar will fall apart after a while, I have had one of the screws fall out of my pick-up mount and the strap button fell out, but I think that's only cause I put strap locks in and it messed with the hole. The action was at a medium-low height but I lowered mine so that it was real low and it's great now, I use 11 gauge strings and tune it to C-G-C-F-A-D and there is no string buzzing.
Features — 10
This guitar was made in about 2005 in Indonesia, or w/e, if you buy this model at a year too much earlier thatn '05 then it is made with basswood instead of mahogany. The mahogany body give a great tone, and even though mahogany is heavy wood the guitar is very light due to being so thin. the three peice maple Wizard II neck, with a rosewood fingerboard is super thin and plays really fast, the best neck I have ever played. Also it has 24 jumbo frets and has good harmonics and wat not. I got mine in weathered black, which isnt a glossy color it's just like a natural finish painted black almost, and so due to picking the paint above my neck pick-up worn away. I wasn't all that into tremelo's when I bought the guitar but I realy wish I had one now, unfortunatly the RG321 has a fixed bridge, which is it's only downfall. Also this guitar comes with nice stock pick-ups, it has an INF-3 at the neck and an INF-4 at the bridge, they're passive so you can't replace them with like an EMG 81 or anything like that, but I haven't changed my pickups yet and I've had mine for about a year, I do plan on replacing them soon with some EMG H4's though which is the passive version of an EMG 81. There is a 4-way pick-up selector to get some diverse sounds out of your guitar.