Price paid: $ 217.25
Purchased from: A Local Guitar Shop
Sound — 6
I play metal, ranging from types such as Metallica to Pantera, to Black Sabbath and modern Ozzy. I've play this guitar on a small Kustom 10 Watt with a Danelectro FabTone. Too me and a couple others, the sound quality sounds pretty "hagr'd" but some like it, only a few, and they don't play so they don't really know what they're talking about, but ya to me, I hate it. It has alot of feedback on the humbucker, and I mean alot! On clean, it's not the great either compared to my friends Squier Strat, it sounds of low quality. But it could just be our amps (he uses a 25 watt Fender). Maybe if I used a half decent amp it wouldn't sound as bad.
Overall Impression — 7
I don't think this was worth the $275, I probly would've got it for less if I went to the city e.g. Vancouver, or Victoria. If it was stolen or lost, I wouldn't buy it again, I would go for a Cort or Squier which you could get at about the same price.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I've dropped this time a couple times headbanging with friends, strap was twisted or something and it came off and crashed of the ground, but it's good, thier's a couple small dents, on the horns, bottom and neck but those were already thier when I got it, so I dunno the story behind those. The strap buttons and neck seem solid. Only thing that doesn't seem like it's lasting too well is the electronics, I somtimes have to wiggle the psickups selector to get it too work. I would probly bring a backup if I was playing at a gig, just in-case the electronics did give away.
Action, Fit & Finish — 6
I bought this guitar second hand so take it so seriously that I gave it a 6, but the guy I bought it off from said nothings ever been wrong with it and he hasn't tampered with the action or electronics. But after a while of playing it I noticed how straight the neck is, as it's supposed to be slightly curved. The saddles where out of wack I needed to re-adjust them. I have alittle bit of fret buzz on the low E but not that noticeable. The finish looks pretty sweet, mines a tobacco sun-burst colour, but when you looks closely at an angle at it, thier's lots of riples in the finish, which I dunno if it's normal, I'm guessing not. But other than that everything looks fine.
Features — 8
Made in Korea, 2 singles, 1 humbucker (don't know the brands or models) 1 volume, 2 tone controls, 5-way pickup selector.