Purchased from: New York Music, Boardman OH
Sound — 10
Great sound. I've run this thing through all kinds of amplifiers, from PEavey Triple XXX and 3120 to Marshalls, Line 6, Eggnator Rebel, the Peavey Joe Satch model. Always good tone, no matter what I am trying to do with it. As long as you know how to use the tone knob and pickup selector, you will never have a problem.
Overall Impression — 10
Simply floored. I play and teach everything from jazz to death metal and have been playing for 15 years. This guitar is so good that I haven't felt the need to buy another guitar since I purchased this one seven years ago. It if were stolen, I would totally buy another one if I could find it. In fact, I would buy one right now if I could find one and could afford it. Hell, I would buy ten of them.
Reliability & Durability — 10
7 plus years of use on the road, in the studio, and in the classroom. Only had to change the pots once, never had to change pickups. That's the only maintenance I have ever needed to perform. After 7 years, that says a lot. Never have I ever had another guitar that was this durable and this reliable in any situation I have been in, and I have owned a lot of instruments.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The action was amazing when I bought it and has been amazing ever since, and I've owned this baby for 7 years or longer. FInsih is durable, but susceptible to wear and tear just like anything else. The finish actually shines itself as you play it over the years. Just spectacular.
Features — 9
This is a Japanese made Prestige RGA121 with the violin finish. It has 24 jumbo frets with the wizard prestige neck. Super fast, super thin, and super comfortable. The neck has the rosewood fretboard and is bolt on. This thing has a Gibraltar Plus bridge, which is great for sustaining any tuning from standard to low tunings. The only problem with the bridge is that if you want really thick strings you have to alter the bridge to fit the string. One volume knob, one tone knob, five way selector, passive pickups. Dual humbucker design with decent sound, standard Gibraltar tuners. This guitar is super simple and super durable.