Price paid: $ 550
Purchased from: Axe Music
Sound — 8
I love the fast neck, the low action, although I will get that raised eventually. I play worship music, mostly. It suits the style perfectly, I find. I use a Fender Frontman 25R practice amp, with a DigiTech RP255 effect pedal. I don't find this guitar too noisy, it's got a nice sound, kinda quacky, if that's a good definition. I'm not sure about the sound it makes, I play worship, I'm not going to fool around wit it too much
Overall Impression — 7
I play worship, like I've said before. It suits my style perfectly. I've played guitar in general for about 10 years, but never really got into playing the electric guitar until 2 years ago. I own a bass, which sucks. An acoustic guitar, which is decent, I want a pickup system installed in it. And an Aria classical guitar. I wish I had asked for advice on how to keep the finish clean, it gets so dirty. I would probably buy the same brand, not the same exact guitar, if it got stolen. I love the paint job, the 5 way selector switch. I hate the fret bizz it produces when I put it in Drop D, or lower. I wish it had a better jack, makes life so much easier for taking the chord out.
Reliability & Durability — 6
I would take this guitar to worship practice, since that's what I do, I would not rely on another guitar. I think this guitar will last me for a long time. The strap buttons are incredibly solid, I have no worries about them failing, maybe my strap though. I love the paint job, that's one reason why I got it. It has scratches in it from playing alot! But over all this guitar is awesome.
Action, Fit & Finish — 4
I don't think this guitar was set up very well, because I experience alot of buzz, anywhere on the neck. I like the pickups, with its tru-duo humbucker pickups, it's awesome! I like the paint job on it, it's like a bluey color, I thought at first it was a one piece guitar, but I was told otherwise. It sounds awesome.
Features — 5
Passive electronics. It's supposedly a Strat body type. It has a volume knob, a tone knob, and a 5 way selector switch, which I love! Non locking tuners, I'm pretty sure. I got a gig bag with this guitar, not a huge fan of the bag, I will definitely get another one.