Price paid: $ 350
Sound — 9
This guitar suits all styles of music especially rich music with lots of tone variations. It is great for solos and main riffs. It is a perfect entry level guitar for those who play a wide variety of genres. I usually play a lot of old school rock by bands like Deep Purple and Aerosmith. I also enjoy playing metal music by bands like Avenged Sevenfold and Metallica. The distortion effects on this guitar can be unbelievably good with a good amplifier and/or foot pedal, though it was at such a cheap price. This guitar is perfect for those on a tight budget but have an immense passion for music. I use a G-DEC3 amp with this guitar and trust me on this one, they are perfect for each other. The guitar has a bright, rich and chirpy feel to it and can get quite noisy in small appartment or room. It isn't very ideal for gigs but I would risk it. On its own the guitar doesn't have a good distortion sound, that's why investing in a good set of foot pedals would be ideal for this guitar.
Overall Impression — 9
This guitar as I said earlier is perfect for almost all kinds of genres. I've been using this guitar for 2 years now and have never regretted in buying it. This was the first electric guitar I owned. I also own a Gibson SG and a Epiphone Les Paul Plustop Pro Fx. If it was lost or stolen I would literally cry. My favourite feature on this guitar is the wide variety of sound it can produce and the 5-Way Selector. The only thing I wish it had was better colours. I recommend this guitar for all those of you who are planning to buy an entry level guitar.
Reliability & Durability — 9
You will not believe the number of times I have bumped, dropped from low heights or banged this thing on a wall but it has still withstood the test of durability. I don't really think that it will be ideal for gigs but I would risk it. The hardware seems sturdy and not likely to get spoilt in the near future. I have owned this guitar for 2 years now and it has witstood the test of time. I have changed the strings a few times but nothing apart from that.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
I received the guitar in perfect condition. The wiring was done perfectly and everything was in right order. In other words it contained no flaws at all.
Features — 10
Made in Indonesia. - 21 Frets - Solid Top - Body Colour: Black and White - Body Wood: Maple - Fretboard Wood: Rosewood - Body Style: Strat - Bridge Style: Strat-Style - 2 Single-Coil Pickups and 1 Humbucking Pickup - 1 Volume Knob - 2 Tone Knobs - 5-Way Selector - Came with a gig bag and strap.