Price paid: $ 370
Purchased from: American Musical
Sound — 9
I'm not too sure about the sound at the moment as I can't plug it in anytime soon. Without an amp it has EXCELLENT sustain. Notes ringing audibly for close to 30 seconds.
Overall Impression — 10
I play most of the mainstream stuff heard on the radio, along with old metal/rock slowly learning the new metal. If this guitar were lost, I would ABSOLUTELY buy another. Its the best sub 400$ guitar I have ever played, let alone seen.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I don't see any guitar not withstanding live playing unless you think you should be able to bounce it off the stage. I believe the hardware will last and although solid, the strap buttons will be replaced with locking buttons. I don't depend on ANY guitar enough to not have a backup.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
Factory setup was alright, minor adjustments and now the action is better than most 2,000$ guitars. The body finish is flawless. The cavity covers however are not. Rough edges not a big deal though. I took care of the problem in 2 minutes with some sandpaper.
Features — 10
Manufactured 5/27/09, 24 frets, wizard 2 neck, Mahogony body with a flamed maple top. Bright blue burst kinda looks grey/blue in normal lighting conditions. Gibraltar Standard bridge. Its a bolt on neck. Active LZ3 pickups. 1 volume with a 3 way selector and an EQ switch. Came included with the keys to adjust everything - a screwdriver lol and a instrument cable. For a guitar at this price I couldn't ask for more.