Price paid: A$ 900
Purchased from: Billy Hyde Music
Sound — 10
I play mainly 70s, 80s, 90s 00s rock with some metal in there as well but I also love classics such as The Eagles. It suits my styles easily whether I am playing Hotel California, Black Dog, Paradise City or Scream Aim Fire. I use a Line 6 Spider III which is fantastic but I use a Marshall vs100 during lessons and that is terrific with the guitar. It is never noisy and rarely gives out feedback. As I said before, it can give out a wide variety of sounds.
Overall Impression — 10
As I already said, I play mainly Guns N' Roses and Led Zeppelin and it has adapted to these styles terrifically. If it were stolen or lost then I would certainly buy it again because it is the best value of music equipment for its dollar. 100times better than Epiphone Les Pauls. I love everything about it but the tuning pegs are a bit annoying as mentioned earlier. The only thing I wish it had were a larger price tag so people could see how good this baby really is!
Reliability & Durability — 10
At our end of year concert the guitar performed outstandingly and nothing happened to it. The hardware is great and strap buttons are also great too with the strap coming undone only once in a 7 week period (being played every day). Its extremely reliable and is able to play pretty much through any amp. The finish is fantastic and looks just like the $6000 PRS's.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The guitar has been set up pretty well at the factory but the only problem was the inotation wasn't up to scratch. It was easy to fix but still a pain in the arse. Apart from that minor stepback it has been set up perfectly and beautifully especially the body and pickups.
Features — 9
I started playing guitar in early 2009 and was playing an Ibanez RX240 and needed my first guitar. This Guitar was made in 2009 in Korea, and it has 22 frets with a wide fat neck. It's a solid top with a Mahogany Body and Maple Neck with a rosewood fretboard and the body is a cherry sunburst colour. Obviously being a PRS, it has the stereotypical Paul Reed Smith Style which in my opinion is in between a Strat and Les Paul. I LOVE the pickups and i have no idea what they are apart from the fact that they're humbuckers and are in zebra colours. The tuners are not that terrific but probably because of me using the tremolo bar a fair bit. The gig bag that came with it is possibly the greatest gig bag known to man.