Price paid: $ 1.58
Purchased from: Music Depot
Sound — 10
The guitar is the inventing of trail and error of Eddie Van Halen. But the guitar is very versitaile. It will cover rock, metal and anything surrounding that. But I use it mostly for rock, suits me very well. I don't have the greatest amp in the world (Fender Sidekick Reverb 20). But! I have played it through a Peavey Triple XXX and a Vox AD50VT it it sounded excellent, very clean no humming (the pickups are dipped twice in a special wax to prevet humming). The pickups are HOT, veyr hot harmonics scream and the sustain is rich and strong. With the right gain/overdrive settings you get a very brownish sound, excellent! With the Floyd Rose tremolo you can make some pretty crazy sounds, very versitaile and excellent to pull off some really neat EVH style tricks. The humbuckers make the guitar stand out, its really one of the best features.
Overall Impression — 10
Personally I think this is the world's best guitars. Its incredible tone, versatility and so what if its a EVH Signature, it plays like an old shoe comfortable and reliable. The electronics are out of this world and the beauty of this guitar is mind blowing. For a guy at my age to deserve such an instrument, it's blessing. Nothing else I've owned has ever ever come close. I love the looks, sounds and well I love the damn guitar! Comapared to a high end Ibanez, Jackson, or even Gibson this is on top no doubt. But since production has halted in October 2004, these guitars are now becoming collectables. I wouldn't trade it for anything.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar is giggable, it can take abuse. Everything on the guitar will stand up its that durable. The strap buttons are solid no need for strap locks unless your paranoid. The finish is very strong, smooth and very beautiful the flame top stands out in a 3D-ish type figure, it's very breath taking.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The action is nice and low, smooth playing and your hand slides on that neck (because it is unfinished). The pickups are screwed directly into the body to get that rich full tone out of the wood, no adjustments needed. The guitar is pretty much perfect, nothing really wrong.
Features — 10
- Made in USA - Medium neck, wide fretboard - 22 jumbo frets - Unfinished Birdseye maple neck - Birdseye maple fretboard - Flame top - Double locking floyd rose tremolo - 1 volume, 1 tone controls - 3-way Switch - Schaller tuners - 2 custom Wound EVH humbuckers - D-Tuna Drop D device.