Purchased from: Bays Music
Sound — 9
I love this guitar because it sounds so clean when distorted (if that makes any sense.) It is not the best sounding when it comes to playing acoustic, but once you plug the sucker in it is just amazing. There are a lot of cool sounds you can make with this guitar, and a lot of ways to experiment cause it's good for several types of music, mostly harder stuff, though.
Overall Impression — 10
I play a lot of heavyier stuff. I can't really categorize it all under one genre. A lot of industrial, and alternative, and hard rock, and heavy metal, and speed metal, and grunge. This guitar works great for all of it. The only thing I don't think you could play with this is bluegrass. This guitar to me is irreplacable, if I lost it, I would just be short a guitar. These aren't factory made, they're handmade in indonesia, and I also can't afford another one. But if I had the money I would buy 20 of these bad boys.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This beast weights about 12 pounds, so it's not exactly a throw around kind of guitar. It is very durable, I proved that by accidentally slamming it against my bass. Too bad for the bass, but the guitar didn't get scratched a bit. This is a great guitar for gigs, I can tell already, cause you don't have to worry about a strap coming loose (unless the strap sucks as bad as mine does) and you don't have to worry with a back-up cause unless you bodyslam this thing into a monitor, or a drum-set it ain't giving. But beyond the body itself, the finish is awesome. I've had no problem keeping this thing clean. I'll be able to see my reflection in this thing for years.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The guitar is beautiful, needless to say, if it was a chick, nevermind. The only "problem" I see with this guitar, which really isn't a problem, being as how it's supposed to be, but the bridge sets up at about 45 degrees, so if you're stupid enough to take thee tune-o-matic off you have no chance of keeping it in tune. The Floyd Rose was really what got me on this guitar. It's so sensitive, and smooth, and with the combination of the tun-o-matic, you never have to worry about going out of tune. This is a great guitar for pick up and play action.
Features — 10
This guitar is actually pretty recent, this year I believe. It's expecially recent to me, I just got the thing. Ayways, beyond that, it has 24 jumbo frets (rosewood fretboard), mohogany body, a satin, black finish, a licenced Floyd Rose, and tremolo, a tune-o-matic/ locking tuner (very handy) a 3-way switch, and humbucker-like pickups. The pickups are identical to humbuckers, though I'm not sure if they aree because they are pretty much unidentified.