Purchased from: Music Works
Sound — 7
It's what you get for the price. Excellent to start with, easy to get around, playing your first chords and scales. I was impressed with the clean, the Drive sounded great when doing powerchords and fast tempo pop-punk Green Day stuff which I liked when I bought this guitar cringes but now I'm into more Led Zeppelin, Queen, Guns N' Roses now and that's when it struggles to give the sound I want. Also, the amp gives a loud buzzing on drive and it gets pretty annoying.
Overall Impression — 7
Overall, this guitar is a great starters guitar. It was my first guitar so it's kinda special. I'd ditch it for a Les Paul anyday though. If it were stolen/lost, I'd get what I'm saving up for now which is an Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top. I'm also saving up for a Roland Cube 60. I didn't compare it to a lot of other products when I got it, my local music store didn't have a lot of electric guitars and they were all cheap beginner ones like this one. I nevered liked Ashtons so I stayed away from them and the Peavey Raptor and Cort whatever didn't look so attractive so I chose this one. I was stupid, I know.
Reliability & Durability — 7
It's a tough guitar. Strap buttons are solid, everything is on tight. It would withstand live playing but I highly, highly, highly recommend not to. This guitar seems like it's gonna last a very long time, has no wear yet just a few dents and stratches at the back from my belt.
Action, Fit & Finish — 7
Finish is average. You could play this straight out of the box. Everything was on tight. Pickups adjusted well, if only they were good. I've had it for 2 years now and there's been no problem with it, well not one you can't fix easily. Just a great starter guitar.
Features — 6
It features dual cutaway solid alder body allows access to the highest frets. The body is contoured for hours of comfortable play. Three single coil pickups, one volume and two tone controls plus a five way pickup selector switch create all of today's great sounds. Vintage fulcrum bridge with six adjustable saddles. Truss-rod adjustable Maple neck. Rosewood fretboard, 22 jumbo frets.