Price paid: £ 470
Purchased from: Kendall Guitars
Sound — 9
This guitar has amazing overall sound. It gives out amazing treble and bass which sound great clean and even better with distortion. It is highly capable of heavy metal and clean classical due to the single coil pick up in the middle.
Overall Impression — 10
My overall impression on this guitar is that of a high callibar. It is a perfect guitar for the learning guitarist. I like and tend to play rock and metal. I use this guitar with a Blackstar HT-5s and its the perfect combination. I've now been playing for 3 and a half years and this is the perfect guitar to reach the next step. If it were lost or stolen I would defiantly buy another, maybe a slightly better version like a prestige but always the sam make and model. I love how easy and simple it is to play. Overall its an awesome guitar and I would suggest it to anyone if asked.
Reliability & Durability — 8
It is highly reliable and has never let me down. The hardwire however will fade over time due to the black chrome finish, but apart from that miner issue it is very durable and reliable. I would definatly use this guitar at a gig with no backup. The finish is the best part of the guitar. It will last as it is flamed maple.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The action of the guitar is brilliant and even if it goes wrong the Zero Resistance Tremelo is easy to change. The pick ups are adjusted to the perfect hight. The guitars Bridge is very well routed and has a very good bokkmatched top. The guitar had no flaws and is perfect to just pick up and play.
Features — 10
This guitar has 24 frets. Jumbo frets and plays extremely quickly. It's a solid top guitar and has a very nice finish which is very hard to scratch. It has an Ibanez Zero Resistence tremelo which is extremely versatile. It is very easy to tune, drop tune and put into Eb. It has a five way selector tone and volume. Two humbuckers at the Bridge and neck gice amazing treble and bass and the single coil pickup in the middle is great for playing clean due to its Fender like sound. It has locking tuners ans you would expect.