Price paid: C$ 228
Purchased from: long&mcquade
Sound — 7
It suits my style alright, I do mostly metal in all forms, but the pickups sound way to chirpy for my liking so they'll be gone asap and replacer duncans later on, however they do have alot of treble behind them(sweet for solos) and artificial harmonis ring out very clearly.
Overall Impression — 7
For metal its great as a back up or upgrade for some kid just getting away from their squire, if it were lost I'd look 4 another one just because for the price its a great guitar although there are a few weakpoints, if it were stole I'd kill the sob that did it, not because its some incredible guitar but because its mine bought and paid for. I love the neck on it its great, smooth fills up my hand nicely and those inlays look sweet, also the strap buttons are solid as a rock which is a must for me because I never stand in one spot while playing, I'm usuall trying to pull off a solo on top of a pool table or bar stool and I'm pretty sure even a Gibson would take a nasty spill if dropped like that. The only things I wish this had were stonger pickups with more bottom end and a tune o matic style bridge other than that I'm pleased with what I got for the price.
Reliability & Durability — 8
This guitar would withstand playing live its done it a couple times, the strap buttons on this hold great and they are wide enough to keep your guitar securley around your waist, the finish is great on mine but I've seen others that look like they've gone through hell just off a couple small bumps so I guess its hit and miss, wiith my Gibson lost do to lack of job I have no choice but to use this without a backup and it has yet to fail me.
Action, Fit & Finish — 6
Everything fit tightly and was properley installedim not saying anything about the action because thats personal preferance of the player.the electric red finish looks awesome and the rosewood fretboard lets you glide lik your playing on glass, in all honesty the neck is probably the best thing on this guitar, as far as the tremolo, I never use the I find they get in the way but I'd imagine that with the stock tuners and bridge it wouldn't hold too well.
Features — 6
Lets see, its electric with Shark fin inlays, two humbucker pickups, 24 jumbo frets, 25.5" scale 3 way selector Switch and a volume and tone knob controlling everything. Made of indian cedro, rock maple bolt on neck, reversed headstock, vintage style tremolo and stock tuners. I'm only giving this a 6 because although everything fits well and does what its supposed to its not very hard to tell they used some pretty low budget parts, but for 228 bucks you can't really argue.