Price paid: € 600
Purchased from: Thomann.de
Sound — 8
It was my second guitar, when I bought it I wanted a high quality guitar and I'm served! Beginner 2 years ago, I played only metal and rock, no solo or difficult stuffs etc, now with the time I can review this guitar. First you know that is was made for rock and metal but: I play, almost everything, Rock, Metal, and now Blues, Jazz a little. Those pickups are amazing! The humbucker can give you a big distortion it's hot, the middle pickup I don't use it because the neck one do the rest. The neck pickup give you a beautiful clean sound, round, bassy, and compressed, I love it. You can play Ska, or any clean style with no problem, its clean as hell and compressed. Because of the Floyd I don't detune it to Drop C or else, and just in Standard with a MetalZone trough a Marshall amp, it's amazing how many type of sound you can have.
Overall Impression — 8
This guitar match my style pretty well, I wish it has less action, to play faster (hard to swep actually maybe the strings?) I've a Fender Strat to play blues, but this guitar can do it too, but with a different tone. Its a beast in distortion and clean, I recommend it.
Reliability & Durability — 8
This guitar is very resistant, 2 years of gigging and the only problem that I have is a mass problem which a fix with some aluminum paper in the hole. I've lost my strap many time so I change form some straplock, no problem anymore. Well equilibrate guitar, I played it without any backup and I thrust this guitar. Some sign of picks scratches on the body with the time but it doesn't get through the paint. No problem with the wear.
Action, Fit & Finish — 6
The guitar was set perfectly, the action is low for fast shredding, easy to play I was surprised how you can play a note easily. The neck is thin and slide well, you can access to the highest note with no problem. No flaws on my guitar. I rate it 6 because you can certainly find more playable like my Fender Strat, I'll try smaller strings to see.
Features — 8
I don't know the year it was made, I bought it in 2010 the Left-Handed version. Here's the specs: Left-handed electric guitar, Dinky Pro Series, alder body, bolt-on rock maple neck with rosewood fretboard, Thomann 24 jumbo frets, 1x Seymour Duncan humbucker & 2x Seymour Duncan single coil pickup, JT580 LP double locking 2-point tremolo, 5-way switch, black hardware. Pickups are passive so, it only have one tone and one volume knob, simple. A second could be great. The locked tremolo is great, it's a Floyd rose and the guitar doesn't detune at all, and even if, you can retune it by the screws on Floyd.