Price paid: $ 456
Purchased from: local shop
Sound — 9
I play everything but mostly heavy stuff and it suits my style well, the pickups are quite similar to that of the Epiphone Standard les paul, but a fraction better. I was using this with a Peavey Backstage plus and that was an absolute great combination for classic rock but now I use it with my Marshall VS AVT275 and DigiTech Death Metal (don't let name fool you) pedal and it works great for my style. It has quite a rich warm sound to it. This guitar can do absolutly any style!
Overall Impression — 9
I play pretty much everything but I mostly play "metalcore" and "post-hardcore" stuff (God I hate genres). I have been playing for a year now and this was my first guitar but I have played a lot of guitars in shops. It is about equivilent to the Epiphone Les Paul Standard. If it were stolen I would buy this again. Overall great guitar.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar is so solid! I did a guitar spin and my strap lock broke and it flew about 3 metres in the air then smashed onto the concrete floor and slid for about 5 metres until it came to a hault. I ran over to it and was really pissed off, but thank god it only had a tiny chunk of the edge of the body which looked like a rat had bitten it. I would use this at a gig with out a backup. The finish is really good and heavily put on.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
I bought this second hand it was in mint condition. The only thing I needed to adjust was the pickup height. The guitar contained no flaws even though it was second hand and gigged with. It did have a loose pickup selector switch but I had that fixed.
Features — 8
It was made in Australia. Standard les paul features. It has 22 jumbo frets and a mable neck and a solid alder body. It has a black finish with chrome hardware and cream pickups selector and scratch plate and neck and body binding with gold top hat knobs. It has a Tune-O-Matic bridge and is a les paul style body. It has passive pickups. It has 2 tone and 2 volume controls and a 3-way pickup selector switch.