Price paid: $ 530
Purchased from: guitar center
Sound — 9
For what I play it sounds great. (I play anything from some worship music to even sreemo(which I don't really like). It is not as bright as a strat...it has humbuckers, but not near as heavy as the les paul I play. For me though I love it. At the moment I don't play through an amp, I have a Pod X3 Live that I play straight through a pa system. I tipically use the neck pickup because I like warm tone it has.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall I love it, if it were stolen or lost I would buy the single cut version just because I like the look. I compared this with a Epiphone Les Paul Custom and Schecter omen. I didn't pick the omen because 1 it's a shecter 2 I don't like the neck 3 it's cheap and 4 don't like the tone. I didn't got the les paul because 1 too heavy 2 don't like the thick neck and 3 well, I just don't like it as much. Finally I'm sorry about my spelling.
Reliability & Durability — 8
Well, I guess it has good durability but I haven't dropped it yet and don't plan too. The stap buttons that came with it are big with big threads but I did, like everyone should, put strap locks on it. I will depend on it, I mean there is always a chance something will not work but I trust it... It's a Paul Reed Smith quality guitar!
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
I have not changed a thing about the action... I like it really close the fret board. Oh, I did change one thing... It came with four springs in the tremolo system and I put the fifth one in. The finish is amazing there are no places where they "didn't color in the lines" the binding is perfect too.
Features — 9
I don't know what year it was made, it was made in Korea. It has 24 frets with a thin neck. The body is double cutaway and mahogany with a rosewood neck. It has a tremolo also. The pick ups are passive. There is a volume knob and tone knob with three way pick up selector. If you buy it on the computer it comes with a gig bag buy I bought a case from guitar center.