Price paid: $ 60
Purchased from: Kent
Sound — 9
The pickups are amazing for this cheap little Guitar. They can pick up anything you wish them to, and with a good amp (Like a Fender 25R or something), you can make this thing do wonders. It can get a little buzz on the second bass string if you are not careful while tightening and raising the strings on the bridge, but aside from this, it fits as a great acoustic, power, harmonic, and moderate metal. This mug sounds alright distorted, if you can get a good effects pedal or a good enough amp gain. I would definitely use this in show (unless you are doing a little too heavy metal, it can't cope with that too well).
Overall Impression — 9
Overall, it is a great guitar; one I will always use in Anarchy. It is versatile, and can play almost any music with a good effects pedal and amp. If it were stolen or lost, I would simply buy another. They are generally pretty cheap, and make a good starting and playing guitar, ranging from $60 to $200 USD. The look and feel is like a Strat, but the body is a bit more thinner and the side cut is perfect, making it really comfortable to play standing, sitting, laying, etc. I would recommend this to Satin himself.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This will never break, unless you beat it to submission with the floor. 2mm picks can damage your pickups, and give a horrible noise, as well as kill your pick board. This is the most dependable guitar I have ever owned, nothing bad (except the amp jack being pushed in) has come of it. The keys are a little easy to bump and tweek yourself out of tune, but nothing major. This thing's like a brick wall, so cherish it.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
This is set up well, straight from the factory (except for the steel strings, you know those are bad for a guitar's health) and is overall with a little tuning, ready to play. The pickups are, like I said, amazing, and I wouldn't adjust them at all (except maybe raise the deep end a teeny bit, mainly because I am a bassist at heart). Everything is finely made and finished off to good Fender quality; the only hardware problem I have experienced was the amp jack washer breaking and the jack itself being pushed all the way into the guitar. The nut must have been tightened a little too tight, because with a new washer, and a looser nut, it is fine, now.
Features — 8
A 21-fret rosewood neck with copper fret covers with a pretty laminated blue body that virtually never scratches. The pick board is just as invincible. It has a five-way tones with a volume control that works very good sensitively while playing with a loud amp. It has two tone wheels, which work like a charm, and great pickups. The pickups are awesomely sensitive (almost a little too sensitive) and great for melody acoustics as the front guitar. (Mine) has nickel coated nylon strings (as to not warp the neck like my ghet-tar), which can be a little annoying and twangy if not tightened right. The bridge is totally adjustable to anything you like (high, low, tight, loose, etc). This is a great look for Fender fans, but I wouldn't recommend it for Heavy metal (just for the looks). From what I can find out, it only comes in one color, which is a metallic dark blue (as pictured at the top) with a pale-white pick board, and this is a drop back for those (like me) would prefer black or red. This monster is also durable as a brick wall--It can take a lot of abuse. I haven't gotten a visible scratch through it's laminate, and if you knew me, you wouldn't want me to own a guitar. I can be almost as abusive as Cobain. There is a small problem, though. The head likes to pop off sometimes if the strings are too low and tight, and you are playing some high melody, so be careful there.