Price paid: $ 500
Purchased from: eBay
Sound — 9
I play mostly prog-rock and jazz, and it fits perfectly when played around with for a bit. It's a little weak on the low end, but that is easily attributed to me putting .009s and raising the action on it. So far the only thing I really have any gripe with is the aforementioned over-hotness when run through a simple Boss distortion pedal, that's just personal taste. The Piezos are sparkling clear, and the magnets are easily adjusted to fit any style.
Overall Impression — 10
Like I said, it fits perfectly with my prog-rock/jazz playing. I'm more of a bass player with 11 years under my belt and have only recently gone to playing guitar as well. If it were lost or stolen, I would cry myself to sleep every night for a month before hunting it down and killing whoever took it. I love practically everything about the thing. I am thoroughly impressed by this and would recommend it to anyone not playing hardcore metal or anything that requires an extremely heavy tone.
Reliability & Durability — 10
Only problem I had with it is the knobs fell clear off within a couple weeks of me getting it, but it's because the previous owner put strap-locks on it and switched out back to the original screws before sending it off to me. This is a very reliable guitar. There are a couple dings from my abuse, but I can't blame it at all on the factory. I wouldn't gig with it alone, primarily because there's no trem system in it, and there are some songs I play that require them. Otherwise, I wouldn't need anything else. The finish could withstand a nuke.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
I can't really attest to factory set up, but when I got it it was marvelous. It is one of the most aesthetically pleasing instruments I've laid eyes upon. One interesting thing is that the pickups are not attached to any wood, so you can tilt them up and down (a trick with no real practical use). The tuners are rock solid, everything else is perfect.
Features — 10
I believe I've gotten a 2006 model. It was made in Korea, which through experience has been usually a good thing. Semi-Hollowbody of course, a beautiful quilted maple top. Through-Neck, Tune-O-Matic style bridge with a piezo stuck in one of em. Duncan Designed pickups are a little off and give too much of a "buzzy" feel for me when I run it through some distortion, but not too much of a problem. Tuners are grover and delightful. Everything about this guitar besides the pickups are top notch.