Price paid: $ 450
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 9
My style of music is any form of metal and rock, with some instrumental. It fits perfectly with my style because not only does it look B.A. but its easy to slide up and down the neck for the many slides I do. I use a Line 6 Spider III, and a Peavey Windsor and they sound amazing with it. The sound is so clear and crisp that you can hear every little detail with my music. Great variety of sounds because of the 24 frets and the tremolo bar.
Overall Impression — 9
Overall impression is that it's perfect for me, atleast so far. I've been playing for about 7 1/2 years now and I haven't found a better guitar. I would more than likely buy it again if it were stolen because I don't think I'd lose it. I love the extra frets because then it feels more like a bass because the neck is longer. I don't really like the tremolo bar but that's just me, but if I had to chose any guitar with a tremolo bar I'd choose this one.
Reliability & Durability — 9
This guitar is great for Live playing. Doesn't scratch very easily and the scratches that are on it are because of me being stupid. Strap buttons are very solid but if you buy straplocks for it make sure the screws fit because I bought ones that the screws were too small. You can definitely depend on this guitar greatly, in fact, I use it as my main guitar. The finish doesn't wear, atleast it hasnt for me and Ive had it for about a year and a half.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Great condition, no scratches, set up perfect. Pickups are adjusted properly. Every thing with this guitar as far as the way it was built is great. No flaws that I can see or hear. The locking nut is great especially for how long it takes for tuning. The inlays on the fretboard match the guitar perfectly.
Features — 9
Made in Indonesia, 2008 24 Jumbo frets 5-way Switch with one volume, one tone H/S/H configuration Stock INF series passive pickups Basswood body,3 piece maple neck, and rosewood fretboard Transparent blue quilted maple top with matching headstock Full body, neck, and headstock binding Strat style body Chrome hardware Edge III double locking bridge Gotoh design tuners Dark Rosewood fret board, from a distance kind of looks ebony. Overall great features, the only problem I've had so far is with the tramolo bar and that's only because I don't really care for them.