Price paid: £ 69
Purchased from: chase music
Sound — 10
I play all kinds of music from reggae to h/metal to country and it plays it all well. All I use is a practice amp and it sounds great through it it plays every thing from a bright sound to a rich sound.
Overall Impression — 10
To be very honest there is nothing I don't like about this guitar I also have a acoustic guitar and a Telecaster (witch is my baby) but I would put the Shine on par with my telecaster. If it was lost or stolen would I buy another one well does a bear crap in the woods yes I would buy another one without any hesitation I love it.
Reliability & Durability — 9
I don't gig so I don't know what it would be like on a gig but I play hard and it takes all the abuse I give it and it has NEVER let me down. Every thing seams very solid and the hardware seams ok no problems with it so far and the finish seams like it will last a long time as it has plenty of lacquer on the finish.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
All I had to do when I received the guitar from chase music was some fine tuning and I was up and playing. The flamed maple top is well book matched and the finish is that of a much more expensive guitar the sunburst is spot on and the finish looks great.all in all fantastic all round guitar.
Features — 10
Shine SIL-50VS 24frets slim neck with rosewood fretboard and a locking nut floyd rose trem. H/S/S coil pickups 5 way switch 1 volume and 1 tone controls and a flamed maple top in Vintage sunburst (stunning) super Strat style body all chrome hard were.