Price paid: $ 650
Purchased from: american music supply
Sound — 8
It is perfect for playing heavy metal and hard rock. The pickups put out the perfect amount of distortion. I use metal planet distortion and a Cry Baby wah. Both of these make this Jackson purr. It has a rich sound and can be loud and brutal with distortion, and soft and beautiful on clean.
Overall Impression — 7
I play heavy metal and this guitar is a perfect match. I've been playing for almost 2 years and I got this guitar shortly after my first year and it was a gateway to learning new songs and making my own music. If it got stolen I would definately buy another one.
Reliability & Durability — 8
This guitar will withstand more than Live playing, it will withstand a nuclear holocaust. It is a very dependable guitar. I could play a 3 day ig without changing to my back-up. The finish seems as if it will last forever. The strap buttons are very solid.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
It was set up just perfect at the factory. I plugged in after getting it and WOW it sounded amazing and still sounds amazing after the 1000th time playing it. The pickups are adjusted perfectly. This guitar is virtualy flawless. The only flaws that can be caused are caused by the owner.
Features — 7
This guitar is awesome. It was made in 2008 and was made in Japan. This sucker has 22 1/2 frets with a thin maple neck and a rosewood fret board. This Jackson has a lot of versitility. It has a transparent black with the white polka dots. It has the Shark fin style Flying V designed by the man himself(Randy Rhoads).It has the Floyd Rose bridge with the whammy bar, which sounds beautiful with the active Duncan Designed pickups. The down side of this guitar is that the only knob it has is volume so you can't change the tone, which is a problem for some people because they are picky about where the tone is set. It has a 3-way selecter for the neck, bridge, and both. It has locking tuners which work great for those Who love to use the whammy bar.