Price paid: $ 364.17
Sound — 8
I play mostly rock and metal and it works well nice sound has a bright sound although the 9's strings proberly don't help that loads of variety of sounds given the 5 way pick up selector.
Overall Impression — 10
All in all a brilliant first guitar.
Reliability & Durability — 10
this guitar would survive armageddon everything is strong and if the worst happened and it got stolen or damaged it wouldnt break my heart to pay for another one the only thing I have changed is the strap (i've put stoppers on).
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
for what it cost the finish is excellent the pickups didn't need any adjusting nor did the bridge no finish flaws at all on my model and the controls felt secure and sure to the touch.
Features — 10
22 frets, volume, 2 tones ,5 way selector, whammy bar,3 single coil pickups. maple fretboard and my one is a brown(tobacco?). Sunburst. String through body bridge meduim jumbo frets included in my package were a Fender frontman 15amp a tutor booklet and video and it was already strung.