Price paid: $ 302
Sound — 9
I play mostly heavy metal in drop c or with a capo, because of the large thick base it gives a deep rich sound, I'm using a 400W Behringer BG412H cabinet with matching head and the sound is overwhelmingly powerful, I'm using a V-Amp 2 for effects and this guitar gives the clearest sound clean or distorted. There is a huge difference when switching the 3-way selector but you get a very muffled sound when selecting the bass pickup so I only play it on treble.
Overall Impression — 10
Awsome for playing metal when it comes to sound, feel and look.I've been playing for 8 years, I have a Fender Strat usa, Epiphone Les Paul Studio, a Flying V and an Eko ranger 12 string. this is by far my favourite guitar. I would consider suicide if this was lost or stolen, I love everything about what this guitar has to offer. The only issues I have is the positioning of the straps, both strap bolts are on the back which causes the strap to be a bit awkward sometimes, the pointy bit on the left of the base on the picture above chaffs your nipple if you play on your lap and the neck is a bit heavy. But those are little nitpics compared to the advantages. Definately the best buy out there and I'm not exagorating!
Reliability & Durability — 9
Single set piece meanse there is no warping like bolt-on necks and the whole thing is extremely rigig and firm, the tuners have almost no tension, the finish will last a long while, I've played in the rain and the only thing that got damaged was the strings that rusted (don't ask me why I was playing in the rain). Very dependable but as always you must have a backup ready.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
There is no tension on this guitar, I play low-actioned and this guitar is perfect for barre chords and shredding. Personally I think the bass pickup isn't adjusted properly because I get a muffled toneless sound when playing with the selector on bass or mid.
Features — 8
Single set piece, 22 frets, 3/4 neck, laminated, 3-way Duncan Design humbucking pickups, non-locking chrome nobs/tuners. Mahogany neck/body, rosewood fretboard. Diamond cut fret symbols. Hammertone finish on laminate. "V" style body. Tune-O-Matic bridge, I got a triangle gig case with a purple fluff interior.