Price paid: $ 175
Purchased from: Buddy Rogers
Sound — 9
This guitar is versatile. I play everything from Dave MAtthews to Nirvana with this guitar. When used with the overdrive though, its heard to hear the tone with say, a fast punk riff. When used with a Boss DS-1 it sounds very smooth though, and full of tone. Great guitar for punk rock and grunge.
Overall Impression — 7
This is a good guitar. At least for beginners. The greatest thing about it is its versatility. That makes up for any other problems.
Reliability & Durability — 2
This guitar is falling apart. I've superglued the headstock, the washer where you plug the cable, a screw holding that outlet, and the strap. There are several dents in the neck and scratches fairly easily. However, I have dropped it twice and it still sounds good.
Action, Fit & Finish — 6
The only qualm I have with this guitar is how much the finish smudges. Besides that, the other problem is how often the washer where you plug into the amp comes lose.
Features — 7
This guitar has standard volume and tone controls, nothing else. It also has a five way pickup, which is nice because I can go from punk to acoustic with a flip of a Switch. It also came with an amp, gig bag, tuner, extra strings, cable (which I had to replace in a month) and an instruction DVD (which sucked).