Price paid: $ 99
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 9
Great sound for the price. This is a rock guitar and it works well with distortion. I'm sure the pickups are cheap, but they are hot. Again, fine for the price. I used it with mostly a high gain setting which is what I believe a guitar like this is made for. Metal and Rock. It would be easy enough to upgrade the pickups for a different style or sound.
Overall Impression — 10
I gave it a 10 based on value for the price. Has the feel of a much more expensive guitar. It is real wood, great feel and action. Easy to play! Most guitars of this price would be plywood and have open tuners. This is Basswood with sealed tuners. I really enjoy this guitar and would recommend it to a beginner or as a back-up. Love it!
Reliability & Durability — 9
I am sure the knobs will fry at some point. Easy to replace. So far it's working great. I have no problem making a few upgrades if need be considering the feel of this guitar. This being new to me, it is hard to say how long it will last or if the neck will warp. But I can't judge it based on what I think might happen. It's great so far!
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Action fit and finish were incredible for the price. Even for a guitar in the $500 range. I am telling you this thing is a gem. Maybe I got a lucky one. Or it had a pro set up. But I can't stop smiling about how great it is for the little I spent. No fret buzz!
Features — 9
Great features for the price. Solid Basswood. Sealed tuners. Amazingly straight neck and good action. Stays in tune very well if you don't use the whammy. I have a $2000 Charvel custom shop so I know how a nice guitar is supposed to feel. This one is so far beyond it's price it's crazy. I love it as a practice guitar and would even play it out. What an amazing steal!