Price paid: $ 622.2
Purchased from: Theplanetofsound.co.uk
Sound — 9
Sound is loud! Mostly plays metal/thrash etc also the neck pickup has hardley eny bass compared with a Fender or Ibanez etc. Probably because there is hardley end body surounding it (well it is a Flying V). I'm currenlty using a Marshall AVT100 with a Boss MT-2 and the sound is just amazing, the sustain is fairly good but will improve once I put origanal duncans on it.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall this guitar is awesome and definitely worth the money, even though mine was built in Japan rather than america the quality of it is awesome, I aslo own an Ibanez RG7620 (7-string) which also has a floyd rose but I useually only use it for recording purposes, I also have a Fender Strat but it was my first so it's kinda worth out (constent playing) I have found nothing so far that I hate about it and I love everything ther is to offer, I copared this with a Jackson DXMG but chose this becuase the shat is more attractive and aslo plays alot better, but I do wish it had an original floyd rose and Seymors but hey, it was only 340 so I ain't complainig.
Reliability & Durability — 9
This guitar could play good live and has done, the hardware does seem stable but the floyed-rose is bit stiff, the srap buttons are very solid and also the guitar stands comfetably whilst playing it stood up (it doesn't tilt). Even though it is reliable live, I would always have a backup just in case a string pops because that would place the whole guitar out of tune because of the floyd rose.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The shop set it up for me and put guage 10's on it so I could downtune to D, ther wer really helpfull, the action is good especially for what I play (metal/shred) so far I have found no faults on the guitar since I bought it, it actually came from the factory set up and ready but I requested to have 10's fitted on.
Features — 10
Was made in japan, it has an alder body wit a maple-bolt on neck wit rosewood fingerboard, it has 22-frets with jumbo frets, I got the solid black finish, it aslo has a licsensd-floyedrose wich is fairly good but I'm gonna replace it with a original floyed soon, it has Duncan Desiged pickups (loud). It came with only an Allen key but what can I say for the price! It's shap is of a Flyind V but the bottom V is alot shorter wich actually makes it alot easyer to play whilst sitting down (unlike some V's) overall this was a fantastic buy and the features are exellent especially for the price!