Purchased from: Big apple music
Sound — 10
This guitar suits my music accordingly, I play mostly heavy rock, and punk rock, and random soloing, this guitar can do it all. I use a Line 6 POD X3 Live and a Marshall TSL 100 with this guitar and it gives you any sound you want, in the middle position with the coils tapped, this is the most "pretty" sounding clean I've ever heard, and when the coils aren't being tapped, it gives you a real bright sound distorted, in any position. it's not noisy at all due to humbuckers.
Overall Impression — 9
This guitar is a perfect match for the rock I play, the style and paint job of the guitar turns heads everywhere and everyone says it's awesome. I'm 16 and I've been playing since december of like 2005 and the only gear I own is a POD X3 Live, my Marshall stack, AKG guitar bug wireless system, and a Rouge acoutic that came with the wireless. If it were stolen, I'd be super pissed, I would definitly but it again because it feels great sitting in your lap or standing up, it plays great, and if it's good enough for synyster to write his albums with, it's good enough for me. I would buy it again if I had the money. I love pickups and the number of frets and I love the tremelo, except I didn't know previous to buying this guitar, that with a tremelo, if you change the tuning of one string, it changes every other sting, which makes tuning from E to D difficult for Standard to dropped D. I compared this product to ESP's KH602, they where in the same price range, but the only real difference I looked over was the pickups, it uses EMG's and although that's a more agressive pickup, the style of this guitar beat out the KH602. This guitar has everything I need, so I do not wish it had anything else. Bottom line, if you have $900, buy this guitar and you'll love yourself.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar can definitly withstand being played live, it always is in tune, the hardware can't oxidize because it's not exposed metal, the strap buttons are solidly set and haven't loosened on me, haven had it for over a year, I would use it without a backup, simply because I don't have a backup. The finish is there to last, playing it as much as I have with the time I've had it.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
This guitar was fine set up from the factory, the action was set perfect for soloing, the pickups where adjusted fine. When I got my guitar, everything was neat and perfect, except I had a knick in the very top of the headstock due too. Who knows? and my tone knob is a little bit looser than the volume knob.
Features — 9
This guitar features 24 jumbo frets, Seymour Duncan custom invaders, double locking original flyod rose trem. coil taps. A 3-way Switch, grover tuners, ebony fingerboard, mahogany body, a volume and a tone knob. Special "syn touches". It was crafted in korea and is a truely quality guitar.