Price paid: $ 250
Purchased from: Evans Music and Skate
Sound — 9
This guitar fits me to a tee. It's got a real punchy sound on the bridge pickup. The neck pickup has got a nice, full sound. It's an ideal 80's metal guitar. So we all know what that means? CRANK UP THE REVERB!!!
Overall Impression — 9
I play a bit of everything and it fits me perfectly. I've been playing for about 4 years and it's one of the best guitars I have played. I work at a music store and I play quite a bit of different instruments, If it were stolen I would be really distraught because it's a discontinued model and would be hard to find. There is one thing I wish it had though. I wish it had a banana headstock instead of a reverse one. But, oh well I can live with it.
Reliability & Durability — 9
I haven't played a show with it yet. But, I've only tuned it once and it's been pretty close for the last two weeks. So I think it can easily withstand live playing. The hardware with last pretty well. Strap Buttons are pretty solid. I'd go to a gig without a backup.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
When I got it, the action was perfect. It was real low with zero buzz. The pickups were set to a real nice height as well. Everything is really solid on it.
Features — 10
Mine was made in Korea in 2001. It's got 24 jumbo frets and is Metallic Cobalt Blue. Neck thru construction. It has a licensed floyd rose. Passive pickups. 3 way selector switch with standard 1 volume and 1 tone knob. It's got some standard low end tuner that are double locking as well.