Price paid: $ 248
Purchased from: Local Guitar Shop
Sound — 10
It suits my music style perfectly, I play mainly metal, rock, and a bit of jazz. I plugged it in a Line-6 Spyder 3 amp, with the metal settings on, and this guitar blowed my mind away. It is silent even on high gain settings, pretty good for the price! It can take up harmonics pretty well, and theres a lot of variety.
Overall Impression — 9
I play mostly metal, and this guitar is the right guitar for me, I have been playing for only 2 years, I have a SX EG4k(this Guitar) Fender Squier Strat, SX 10 watt practice amp, and a Line 6 Spyder III amp. If it was stolen or lost, I will definitely buy it again! So cheap yet so perfect! I love everything in this guitar! It just met my expectations I wish it had a Floyd Rose brige though... All in all, this is an awesome guitar for metal! I'm thinking of changing the pickups to a Seymour Duncan JBS pickup though. Great and awesome guitar!
Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar will definitely withstand live playing. I uised this guitar at all my gigs, and there is this oine gig where I dropped it to the ground, it still works with no damage! The hardware (except the tuners) will last, but my pickups and the screws around them are rusty, if you have any suggestions on how to remove and prevent it from rusting, do comment. Strap buttons are solid. Trust me, they are. I would us ethis guitar without a backup, (unlees I have to switch between tuning) The finish will definitely last, I dropped in on the floor and he finish didn't come off.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The guitar was setup well at the factory, The actions are great, (suits my liking of low action), the intonation is dead on! The pickups are abit screwed inside, so I heighten for it to give more response. The top was properly bookmatched and good routed bridge! The tuners lack quality though, Ima change it soon.
Features — 9
This guitar is made in 2008 in China, It has 24 frets and the fretboard is made of rosewood, Thin neck and jumbo frets, It is a solid top body. Body is made of Alder, Maple neck, Rosewood fretboard. It has a double cutaway style body. It has a Vintage Bridge with trem. It has passive electronics, 5 way switch, 1 tone, 1 volume knobs. Pickup configuration is H-S-H, stock pickup used. Tuners are non locking, SX brand tuners. It comes with a 10 watt practice amp, a strap, 6 picks, 10" cable, Belcat tuner, for the price I paid, its pretty decent actually.