Price paid: $ 284.4
Purchased from: eBay
Sound — 10
Perfect metal guitar for budget buyers, but don't let the word budget change the way you think of this guitar, it's worthy of at least 600-700$, I run mine through a Randall RX120D with a Boss MT-2 and PW-10 with a DigiTech RP200 for effects. Low noise, full sound on all pickup settings, bright as well. I have gotten used to how this guitar works so I can make it get a lot tof tones.
Overall Impression — 10
I play metal, rock, blues, and a bit of metalcore. Suits is perfectly. I have been playing for 5 years and it is the best guitar in it's price range by far. I would go on a rampage if someone stole my baby, and if I never found it I would get another one. It's that good. The only thing I don't like is the input placement, it is right on your leg if you are sitting down, so what I did was I got my local music shop to put a 90 degree end on my patch. Works great.
Reliability & Durability — 10
Definetly strong enough for live shows, durable and nice hardware, strap buttons are rock solid, totally unbreakable unless you try of course. Would definetely use it for gigs, I would have a backuop just in case though (you never know what can happen). The finishis nice and thick and after 2 years of playing it's there are no wear spots.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Jackson did a great job setting this guitar up, action was around 0.23 of an inch which is unbelievably easy to play. The pickups sounded nice where they were but I just made a few tweaks height wise. Everything was flawless on this guitar when I got it, no corrosion, no flaws.
Features — 9
Made in 2005 in india, has 24 fretsl, 25.5 inch scale Jumbo frets with a rosewood neck. I'm not sure exactly what wood it is, I think it's basswood, finish is a metallic blue which looks great. what I love is the RR shape. Tough looking guitar string through body construction I have active pickups in mine, but it comes with Passive Jackson pickups which sound awesome. Volume and tone knobs, dual humbuckers, stock tuners are Jackson, I've had to problems with them so far. And when I bough mine it came with a Jackson gigbag.