Custom Handmade Vintage Series Stratocaster review by SX

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 8
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.2 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.2 (30 votes)
SX: Custom Handmade Vintage Series Stratocaster
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Price paid: $ 75

Purchased from: Craigslist

Sound — 10
Had to change the strings and get some Earnie Balls on, but once I did, even out of the little practice amp this guitar sounds AMAZING, I couldn't be happier, Awesome for rock, reggae, blues, shredding, really whatever you want.

Overall Impression — 10
I love this guitar, it's the best Craigslist guitar I've had so far. I had an SG before, and I'm working on a Les Paul, but I needed something in between projects, and I'll be putting some money into this one too. Feels a lot better than Squiers you can get for the same price, I'm pretty sure it could hold up to a MIM Strat.

Reliability & Durability — 9
Seems really strong, I'll be finding out how well it does live next month but I'm sure it should hold up well. Hardware seems good, but I plan to replace most of it at some point. Awesome finish, even better looking with my paint job.

Action, Fit & Finish — 8
Set up from factory was decent, but it could really use an intonation adjustment.

Features — 9
- 2012 guitar, - 21 Jumbo frets, - Solid Top, - Vintage White satin finish, but I painted mine, - Strat body, Tremelo, - Standard SSS configuration, but I plan to change to Brian Mays Configuration, - Non Locking tuners - Case, Strap, Cord, Small Amp.

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    RetroGunslinger
    minchew wrote: 1st post! Sounds cool though. Looks like someone was trying to make an Iron Maiden strat.
    Yes because maiden's guitarists are known for using p90s arent they