Price paid: $ 252.8
Purchased from: Mother's Music
Sound — 10
I play everything rock and metal, '60s to now. I play it through a Peavey Bandit 212 and a Dimebag Wah pedal, so this guitar really fits my setup. There is a slight buzz on the single coil but it's not very noticeable and I rarely use it by itself. If you like playing Van Halen or Pantera pinch and natural harmonics are very easy to produce on this guitar.
Overall Impression — 9
Other than my used guitar experience, I am very impressed with this guitar, maybe I'm so impressed because my last guitar was a Peavey Raptor, but the RG350DX is very easy to play and fits my playing style very well. I have been playing for 3 years and I am very happy to upgrade to a premium style guitar for a very reasonable price. I would buy this guitar again if I were to lose it and may experiment with the many nice finishes, but I believe the white finish is one of the nicer ones. Overall I am very impressed.
Reliability & Durability — 9
Other than the bridge, I believe this guitar is very rugged and will last a long time. The humbuckers are pretty loose but shouldn't be a problem. The only problems I know I will have in the future is changing springs and the guitar going out of tune once in a while. I would only use a backup if the songs I played were in different tuning, as this guitar takes a bit longer to change tunings. I can tell the locking nuts will wear of paint and will strip, but they are minor repairs.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
This is the first guitar I've used that has the Floyd Rose style bridge so tuning it took a second to get. It wouldn't have been so hard if the previous owner hadn't stretched out the springs, so after a quick switch of springs with my old guitar, my problem was fixed. I found that the tremolo claw screws had been stripped so someone had tried to fix it before me. Some of the hex key screws had been stripped a bit also. Though it was used, the finish and the rest of the hardware was flawless and the body was manufactured very professionally. The white finish is very different to me but very sexy.
Features — 10
I've been drooling over this guitar for about a month already. I bought it used in near mint shape as is with no extra gear included. Made in Indonesia it is a sexy Strat-like model. It is the white model with white pickguard and black hardware, shark tooth inlays, 24 jumbo frets, wizard II neck, rosewood fingerboard, INFS3 single coil, INF3 and INF4 humbuckers, 5 way selector, and Edge III bridge.