Sound — 9
It suits my music style flawlessy (All kinds of rock, mostly Hard Rock, Metal and Thrash). Right now I am using a Line 6 Spider II 30 watt and a Boss MT-2 Metal-Zone pedal. I get a nice metal tone out of this combination. I wish I had a better amp because I don't feel I'm am getting the full potential out of my Hellraiser with the Spider II amp. When you turn the volume all the way you do get a little bit of excess noise. I don't know why people say that EMG's have bad cleans because I think they give you a nice warm and rich tone. Great harmonics from the EMG's. This guitar is a soloing machine, but great for any kind of rock.
Overall Impression — 10
This guitar is a perfect fit for my style of playing. I have been playing guitar for about 2 years and I have never played such a wonderful guitar. If it were stolen I would buy it again without a doubt I can not be without this guitar. I love everything about it, the thick neck, the active EMG's, but my favorite feature is the all black finish, it looks like it was made for metal. Before buying this guitar I was comparing it do the Jackson DKMG, but I bought this one because it seemed like it was more suitable for me. I highly recommend you get this flawless piece of equipment, you will never regret buying it.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I have not played live so I'm not positive, but I'm sure it will hold up fine. The strap buttons are very solid and sturdy I have no worries about them. If I did play Live I would not need a backup for this guitar I can depend on it, I have never had a string break or anything during intense playing. I have had this guitar for 5 months and the finish looks as beatiful as it did when I first got it.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
This guitar arrived in perfect condition no scrapes or knicks of any kind. It came in tune and setup perfectly. The black glossy finish is more amazing in person, the pictures on the internet do not do it justice. This guitar is flawless.
Features — 10
Manufactured in South Korea set up in Burbank, California. 24 Extra Jumbo Frets 25 1/2" Scale. Solid Mahogany body, 3-piece mahogany/rosewood set neck. Strat-type body with a nice thick neck perfect for my big hands. Armed with EMG 81 in the bridge and EMG 85 in the neck. All black hardware, including grover tuners, original Floyd Rose tremolo, Floyd Rose locking nut, 3 way pickup selector, and volume/volume/tone knobs. The gothic cross inlays are a beautiful addition to this already amazing guitar. Came with a few allen wrenches and a cable.