Price paid: $ 350
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 10
The sound is very nice, never had active pickups before but I can't complain. Way punchier than Ibanez Vintage pups. This baby turns my shitty Crate from a fat flubby muddy sumo to a ninja. Through all the eq tweaks I have done this can get a good tone in any style you wish, sound is more so how you play and your nobs though.
Overall Impression — 9
I play technical metal and this works great, I have 5 years under my belt and I am finally getting higher quality gear, and this is definitely high quality on a budget! If it was stolen I'd hunt the dude, or go buy the Hellraiser Solo for the thru neck.
Reliability & Durability — 10
Only had it a few days. Beat the shit out of it, and there is no evidence. If only more things were like my Schecter.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
Bought used and it was set up by a nimrod. Got it in the mail and the bridge pup was all the way down, while the neck touched the 3 high strings?! After some tweaking though it plays amazingly and it feels very sturdy yet not too heavy as to where it hurts/or you can't jump around like an ape.
Features — 9
I'm not too sure on the year or any of that, but let me tell you these things feel nice. The necks are very easy to shred, and this guitar can tune like a Baritone pretty easily. I've only had it a few days so I haven't set it up to my liking, but still 2 days in this is my favorite guitar. As everyone says DAYUM those inlays are sexy, and the trans black solo's look beautiful. Built tough as well, just tossed it in a random non padded soft case in my buddies trunk, drove a half our to shoot a video, and walked about 3 miles with it on my back or being thrown of the ground and it never so much as went out of tune! Only wish it had a vol/tone vol/tone set up not vol/vol/tone.