Sound — 8
The humbucker sound is pretty much standard. I was expecting a jazzy, Strat sound with the single coil, but it lacks that. The pickup is pretty much a split between bass and treble. Normal sound that you can play on when you're not on distortion. When I was on distortion, 30w Peavey, I liked it. The single coil sounded more raspy and the humbucker was about the same as any other.
Overall Impression — 6
It is strickly a starting guitar. I still wish I would have bought something better. I do not recomend its pickup layout though. I'd go more with a 5-way Switch layout (pickup-pickup-humbucker). It gives you more of a variety of sounds.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
Two things were wrong with my guitar when I got it. The pickgaurd wasn't screwed down all the way and the and the strap pegs kept coming loose(they still do). They weren't that big of a problem and could could have been due to having it shipped through the mail. Everthing else was good. The bridge was adjusted well and the neck tuning pegs were on straight and functioning.