Price paid: $ 475.8
Purchased from: Northern Guitars
Sound — 10
My playing style is jazz and hard rock. This guitar suits both styles very well for me - particulary because of the fabulous fretboard. The guitar sounds great loud and has very little interference when played on an amp. The sound is crisp and clear making it perfect for a wide variety of different sounds. I would also recommend it for playing acoustic sounding songs as the clarity of this guitars sound is great when on a low volume setting on any amp.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall, very, very impressed with this guitar. For the price, compared to many very expensive signature guitars, unbeatable. This guitar offers the equivelence in quality and features to the top models and is recommended to everyone from beginner to advanced. The one niggle is the difficulty in finding a case, even Silvertone do not offer a case for it. If this guitar was lost or stolen I would replace it with the cracked mirror version which is basically a pumped up version of this guitar except it looks awesome.
Reliability & Durability — 10
When played live, this guitar has the quality of many guitars costing 4 or 5 times more then this. I've played onstage with a Gibson Les Paul before, (I borrowed it off a mate) and the Silvertone Apocalypse Pro sounds almost as good and looks more unique. I have bashed this guitar against the corner of a wall once and not a scratch showed up. This guitar is very dependable, I would recommend everyone have some backup at any gig but this guitar is reliable enough to use without.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
I purchased this guitar brand new. The tuning pegs were tight and the bracing was perfectly aligned. Everything from the saddle to the nut was perfectly cut and the finish was flawless. The shape of this guitar is very bizarre and takes some getting used to, especially if played while seated in a chair. If played when standing the guitar is very comfortable and looks great.
Features — 8
The flagship features are the Dual Duncan pickups and the rosewood fretboard. This fretboard allows changing frets very easy and comfortable. There are 22 frets in total and the finish of the guitar is a sparkly black with red trim. The look of the guitar is very unique and looks great onstage. The chrome tuners look good and make the guitar easy to tune or down tune. It is hard to find a case to fit this oddly shaped guitar and it may cost a fair bit to have one made. Aside from that one issue the features are very good for this guitar.