Price paid: £ 347.32
Purchased from: Dawsons Music
Sound — 9
I play through a Marshall mg50dfx, and it sounds awesome. The amp it's self is average, but the guitar gives it a nice kick. Distorted sound insane with the humbuckers. Nice bright, full sound, but keep the volume and tone right up high. I mostly play metalcore, hardcore, hard rock and alternative. Suits all these styles beautifully.
Overall Impression — 9
Coming from a beginner, who has escalated into a intermediate because of this guitar. VERY solid for the price you pay! Definite buy! If it was stolen, I would maybe buy another, but I'm only saying that because there's so much variety out there! Gets a 9, because its almost perfect.
Reliability & Durability — 9
Not played with it live, but its VERY realiable. Hardware seems like it will last, and the locking nuts don't let the tuning slip even after hours of shredding. EASILY giggable without a backup. Strap locks are pretty good, I suggest a strong leather strap.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Solid finish, no flaws at all I have found so far (4 months & running) only thing is the bridge is pretty poor for the price you pay, but I suppose thats nothing to do with the wayit was assembled. After playing you can't find any hum or things that seem to be wrong with the internal wiring.
Features — 9
This thing is a beast. 24 frets with the wizard neck are easy to negotiate with and you play so easy. Pickups are over average, neck is a warm sounding lead pickup, middle (single coil) is average for cleans, you just have to fiddle a bit with the tones. Bridge pickup is solid for things like galloping (as this is a metal guitar) and chords. Tremolo is average. Whammy never comes out of place, but you can go any lower tuning wise than drop D, or the bridge sags to a point where you can't play it.