Price paid: $ 200
Purchased from: Target
Sound — 7
It fits my style perfectly because it has a very thin neck which helps since I now get cramps playing my Strat. I use a Line 6 Spider IV 75 w amp and a Boss Distortion pedal. It has a great sound to it. Unfortunately after a few years you are going to have to re-sauder the jack that the cable goes into. I can make just about any sound I want to make when I play.
Overall Impression — 10
I play a range of music from hard rock to heavy metal. It is a great match for me. I have been playing for about 6-7 years now and I am a great rhythm guitarist. I own 6 other guitars: Schecter Diamond series Devil Custom, Montana acoustic, Polish handmade acoustic, Spectrum Stratocaster, and a custom V I built. Amps: Peavey Mace 120w and Peavey Mace bass speaker, Line 6 Spider IV 75 w, and a few little practice amps. I also have a Boss Distortion Pedal. I've always wanted my dads guitar originally because it was a completely custom guitar built for him, but he sold it. I would definitely buy another one if it was stolen, it IS my favorite guitar ever so far. I love everything about it other wise I wouldn't be making this review! My favorite part of the guitar is the neck because it is very thin. I compared it to all the other guitars I have and the best guitar I can play with is this particular instrument.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I have been using this guitar since 2007 and I can definatly depend on it. I only had to re sauder the jack this year, and its been awhile. I've also dropped it a lot and the sound has never changed.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Everything was in perfect condition when I got it. Once again after a few years, I've had this guitar since 2007, the jacks saudering WILL have to be replaced.
Features — 8
It was made in Japan. It has 20 frets, ebony neck, solid top, neck I believe is maple, it has a black painted finish to it, it has a tune-o-matic bridge, it only has 2 controls, the volume and tone, I put new pickups so they are Custom Seymor Duncans, Locking Grover tuners.