Price paid: $ 250
Purchased from: Music and Arts
Sound — 9
It has amazing sound. It can go from blues to metal to rock to punk, anything you can think of. I play a lot of rock and punk and it sounds great playing both. I'm using a Roland Micro Cube with it and the only bad thing is you have to turn the volume up a little loud to get it to sound good, but that's just the amp. The amp has flanger, phaser, chorus, tremolo, delay, and reverb. The guitar sounds awesome with and without the effects.
Overall Impression — 9
I mostly play punk, and rock, and both sound great on the guitar. I've been playing for about a year now. I own an acoustic (don't know the brand) a Levy's gig bag and strap, and a Roland Micro Cube. If it was stolen I think I'd buy it again or the blue sunburst Les Paul. I absolutely love the design and I hate nothing. I also love the whammy bar. I compared it to the Les Paul, and I got this one because that's the only one I could afford at the moment.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar has withstood 4 days of pretty much non-stop playing, and it seems like it will last. The strap buttons seem to be on pretty well, and I would definitely depend on it at a gig without a back up. The finish is great and will easily last. It's been knocked up against a few amps, walls, and tables, and hasn't chipped or scratched once.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Um everything on the guitar was perfect. All I had to do was tighten the whammy bar and tune it a little. But, overall everything is on nice and tight and in the right place. Ha-ha. The only thing I wished they had done was made an owner's manual to go with it. Oh and I did shine it when I got home because it looked really bad. But after I shined it, it looked amazing.
Features — 9
This model is Indonesian made. - Basswood body - Maple neck with rosewood fingerboard - 22 medium frets - Un-plated hardware - Die-cast machine heads - Fixed bridge - No pick guard - 2 single-coil Alnico magnet pickups (neck and center) - Duncan Designed HB102B hum bucker with alnico magnets - 5-way switching - 1 volume, 2 tone controls - Obey collage graphic top - Antique violin back and sides - Oxidized and worn hardware It came with 3 tools, one for taking the neck off, one for changing strings and one for removing pickups.