Sound — 7
It's o.k. for me but when I play I always have to put a new battery in (C or D) to be able to play it. I don't have any pedals but I use my several amps. When it works it has a great sound but it is very weak sounding without it. Since it has the 5 way you think the sounds would make a major change...not.
Overall Impression — 6
I play many different types of music though it's o.k. but I'd get a Ibanez than this. I've been playing since I was 4 (yes 4 years old) and I'm 14 now. I own in all: a Steinberger guitar, a Fender(acoustic)guitar, Fender(electric)guitar, Epiphone bass guitar, 2 pearl drum sets, 2 microphones, 2 ocarinas, 3 recorders(flute), an recorder, 2 tuners, 1 capo, a flip camera, and 3 amps. I have to say I love it as a gift. I hate the fact it's small and the features aren't the best. But I like the guitar. I wish it was better in sound and in features, maybe a whammy bar.
Reliability & Durability — 5
I don't think this would be great for the stage since I don't know where to put my other half of my strap. I think It's good for sitting use and home use. I'd use it for that. It is strong no need that.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
Not much to say it is put together nicely except the fact their should be more sounds from the 5 way and the fact the tone head fell off ( well the cap.)
Features — 8
It was made in Korea. It has about 22 frets and its thin neck made of Maple-wood with a solid top. The neck is made of Maple-wood as well. It was finished with a Satin top. It is a Steinberger so it's body is that way with a steiberger bridge. It has the basic controls 1 volume and tone with a 5 way selector. It has an EMG pickup. Non-locking tuners from steiberger. I got it from a friend and it came with a gig bag and case.