Price paid: $ 170
Purchased from: CRP music and recording
Sound — 8
It suits any style from blues to jazz to metal. It suits me perfectly for any style, but i prefer using my different guitars for there strongest style qualities, so I use this guitar for mainly metal. I use it with an Orange Crush 15 and various tube amps (Epi VJ, Peavy Windsor, Marshall JCM 800) and it sounds wonderful through any of these amps. I use a DigiTech GNX3 for effects. It is not noisy AT ALL. It has a bright sound with tone at 10, but can get a really warm, rich sound when you roll the tone back. Lots of variety in tonal capability's.
Overall Impression — 8
I play any kind of music except the crap pop and stuff that the radio plays today. I've been playing for 4 years and own 4 electric and 2 Acoustic guitars. If it were stolen I would buy another one just because the neck profile suits me perfectly, and it is an amazing value. Buy it and you wont be dissapointed like you probably would with other $170 guitars.
Reliability & Durability — 9
This guitar has stood up to Live playing very well and can take any abuse you dish out. It will last as long as you take proper care. The strap buttons were already replaced with schaller strap locks so no comment. I wouldn't use it at a gig without a backup, not because it might break, but I have around 6 guitars, and like to use all of them.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
When I purchased the guitar from CRP Music, it was perfectly set up for me and adjusted to my specs. The pups were also very well adjusted, but I raised em' a bit just because I like a hotter sound. No visable flaws on this guitar. The finish on this guitar is rock solid and has shown almost no scratches and absolutely no dents or dings.
Features — 7
"The Interceptor II provides that aggressive attitude, while maintaining the visual and physical balance that makes the design work. Check out the deep-set neck pocket. It really makes the guitar feel tight and increases the punch, almost like a set neck guitar. This is really unusual in a bolt-on neck style guitar."- Samick Website Made in 08' 24 Jumbo Frets on a bolt on maple neck Solid basswood body Silver paint and then clear coat Body styled in an RG/super Strat Hard tail string-thru bridge Passive Humbuckers 1 Volume 2 Tone, 3 way selector Grover Tuners (surprisingly) Graphite Nut Rosewood fingerboard