Price paid: $ 200
Sound — 8
It suits my style of playing(metal and rock) decently and it plays well with the amp and my Zoom pedal. It sometimes can get noisy on high volume. It is not very versatile but is very good for the price.
Overall Impression — 8
It suits my style of playing really well. I have been playing for a year now and have been impressed by this guitar. I found it good to play and seeing me 2 of my freinds bought the same guitar. It is good and is recommended to all beginners. Experts should go in for a better option.
Reliability & Durability — 8
The guitar might withstand live playing but I have never really tried it. The hardware might last but might need a change in a couple on years. I wouldnt use it in gig without a backup. The finish is pretty good and it looks like it will last for quite some time.
Action, Fit & Finish — 7
The guitar was set-up well and the pickups are adjusted well. The tone knobs are loose and have a possibilty of falling off. The strings started jarring but with a change of strings and some adjusting it became fine. The controls were loose but I got them tightened at my hardware store.
Features — 8
It was made in one of the Asian Tiger countries. It has 22 frets. It has a solid painted top. The finish is satin and the body style is Strat. It has a Vintage tremelo system which is pretty decent. It has 2 tone knobs, 1 volume knob and a 5-way Switch. It has 3 single coil pickups and are OK. The tuners are non-locking. It comes with a bag, strap, cable and a amp. All are of decent quality.