Price paid: € 1250
Purchased from: LaitevÃ¤litys
Sound — 9
Everyone says that this guitar is build for metal and it is pretty much that way. I have Blackheart little big giant tube-amp and boss-md2 + boss-cs3 effects with. The sound is very crushing and sharp. Little narrow, and I guess I would go with seymor duncans next time. Guitar has pretty good sustain itself. Awesome sound nevertheless I would wish some more roundness to sound its somewhat sparky and crushing with EMGs. But these are just minor points.
Overall Impression — 9
Good guitar for metal and clean sound isn't that bad either, but I recommend it for rock and metal. I been playing only four years and I invested for this guitar and now I been plying more than ever, daily I would say. If you have opportunity to see guitar first check if neck thickness is right for you, its is kinda narrow. No idea if that tremolo tune while bending is a common problem, but I would still test it first. Green Swirl color is even beter than it looks in pictures! I wonder when they gonna make red swirls? If this guitar would be lost I think I would go one with seymor duncan mics. Still very good guitar and I'm not going to sell or lost it! :)
Reliability & Durability — 9
I think this guitar is well build and everything is made to last. Though knobs are very lose, and while playing volume knob is very close of you hand. Its very likely that you hit the volume knob and volume goes down. Well this problem is in many other guitars too. Although knobs feel very solid and work like dream. Mic switcher is little loose or feels like it isn't that well build than knobs. Well build and will last.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
Guitar was well setup when I received it. Intonation was set just right. All I did was changing the strings and adjusted the string height suitable for me. Finishing was flawless and everything worked like it should. One thing that I couldn't adjust was tremolo, which wont stay in tune when you bend it. Tremolo releasing works ok, and guitar stays tune like that, but bending up or down makes it losing the tune (example two strings vibrating same time). I tried adjust springs and change them few different positions. I even changed strings, from .050 to original .042, but still couldn't get it tune.
Features — 10
I bought this guitar last summer (2010). Model is new, so guitar is brand new too. SLAT3-6 is made in Japan, 24 Jumbo frets, neck-thru, 25,5"scale. Alder body and mable neck. Green swirl finishing. Floyd Rose FRT-O2000 Double-Locking Tremolo, Die-Cast Tuners Acive EMG electornicks, 81 and 85 mics. 3-way switch, volume and tone knobs. Original strings .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042 Guitar comes with hard Jackson case, which is really good and can be also locked.