Purchased from: Pawn Shop
Sound — 10
This guitar is amazing. The sound that the pickups deliver is pure and clean. I play rock/metal and I use a Boss MT-2 Metal Zone with a Kustom 100w 2X12 combo amp with Monster 24k gold plated guitar cords. The guitar itself is quiet. No noise at all. It's great to jam out with a drumset and bass. The sound cuts through the mix, even on the neck pickup! But doesn't over power the other instruments. The bridge pickup is very bright and has good attack. The neck pickup is also bright with good attack and sings when doing solos and leads.
Overall Impression — 10
With my style of playing this guitar is perfect. Then again, you could playing any style of music on this guitar. It's always ante upped other guitars that I've played. I only have 3 years of guitar playing under my belt but I know what a real guitar is when lands in my hands. This is the top-of-the-line guitar and nothing can play better than it. There are, however, guitars that play as well as this guitar but for the price, you can't beat it. I got uber lucky getting this at a pawn shop.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This is a professional guitar. The electronics in it are all original and still work perfectly! The hardware and electronics are excellent and could withstand many more years over playing. Whether it be at home, in the studio or playing live, this guitar will not falter. The finish is still on there after all these years and I don't think it's going to come off that easily. I accidentally hit a doorknob with it and the paint didn't come off or crack. All that's left is a black residue that I have purposely left there for storytelling. I don't need a backup guitar for this creation. If anything, I would use it has a backup to any other guitar I would own.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Since I am not the original owner of this guitar I cannot accurately tell you how well the guitar came out of the factory. But this is an excellent handmade guitar! The finish has a lot of nicks in it especially from belt-buckling. There are cracks in the paint on the back of the neck from stress over the years but they do not go through the wood.
Features — 10
I own a 1985 solid Ferrari Red SL2H Soloist that was made in the USA. The neck is made out of quarter-sawn maple and is neck-thru with alder wings. It has original Jackson tuners, Kahler locknut, original Kalher bridge, passive electronics, original Jackson J-50C pickups in the neck and bridge. Has 1 volume and 1 tone control, 3-way pickup Switch. It also has MOP sharkfin inlay and binding on the neck and headstock. The binding goes over the fret ends. Came with a beat-up guitar case, but it suits the character of the guitar.