Price paid: $ 220
Purchased from: Music 123
Sound — 9
I play lots of '80s stuff, and this does the job just fine. However, the pickups are a little dark for me, but that's ok. No noise what'soever. It's incredible moving from a Strat with all single coils to this as there is a huge difference in the amount of noise (I use it thru a Peavey Valveking). Oh yeah, and the pickups are extremely high output for passives.
Overall Impression — 9
For me, this is a great guitar. I love it. I have been playing 2 years thru a Squier Strat, I know most people hate these but I love mine, I'm never getting rid of it and now I have this. I would definetly get anothe one. The only thing I don't like about this is the shoddy routing job in the back, but oh well, it doesnt't affect it's playability. Hope this helps!
Reliability & Durability — 10
It seems very solid, and the neck is very solid too, and has good strap buttons, but I wouldn't Gig without a backup just because of the floyd. The finish seems durable and looks great. Did I mention the cherry sunburst looks amazing too? This thing seems like it will last me a long, long time.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
It was set up pretty well when I got it, except for just a little bit of fret buzz. The pickups seem about in the right spot, really close to the strings. Just how I like em. One thing I don't really like about the guitar is the back routing is really sloppy, but other than that this guitar is gorgeous.
Features — 10
Made 2007 in Indonesia. 24 frets maple fretboard on maple neck with really easy high fret access. It has an adler body with a flame maple top (cherry sunburst finish). Superstrat style body with a licensed floyd and a H/S/H pickup arrangement. Volume and push pull coil splitting tone knob and a 5 way Switch. I believe he tuners are gotoh SG tuners. It also comes with a little clamp on the back of the headstock that holds 2 allen wrenches that you can use to adjust just about anything on the guitar except the truss rod (that's a bigger allen wrench that comes in a bag).