Price paid: € 350
Purchased from: Tampereen Musiikki, Finland
Sound — 10
I play "loud rock n roll" with lots of blues influences. I really love the sound of it, can't tell the difference from a Gibson SG. I'm using it with a Marshall Jubilee, and it sounds good as hell! I love how it's sound balances perfectly between a Stratocaster and LP.
Overall Impression — 8
I'm a bit dissappointed with my guitar, but I happened to get a guitar with some flaws. It really is quite a good guitar, though mostly for beginners. If you have the money, and a little bit more experience, I'd recommend a real Gibson SG, if you like the model. Particularly good about the guitar is it's light weight, and accessability to the higher frets! I can't really think anything awful about the guitar, and I have to be a bit easy on her, since she's just a cheap copy. All in all, yes, I would recommend this to anyone inspired by Blues-Rock!
Reliability & Durability — 9
I'd say that for such a cheap guitar, this is really reliable. Yeah, I'd use it without a backup, for sure! The finish actually does come off quite easily, but I actually like the look of it now! The strap buttons are solid, but I've got a bad strap, so got some problems with that. The hardware seems awesome though!
Action, Fit & Finish — 7
I had really bad luck with my guitar, my particular guitar wasn't particularly well finished. One of it's tone nobs was broken and the other nobs come off too, really easily. Also the tuners were quite bad, but I got them quickly changed. Otherwise she's beauty!
Features — 9
My Tokai SG-60 is a 22-fretter from Korea. It's a copy of the Gibson SG, and for a copy so cheap, it's really good! The body and neck are mahogany and it's colour is cherry red, with a black pickguard. It really feels like a real Gibson SG! And I have to say that it's comfortably light. It has the usual four volume and tone nobs and features a Tune-O-Matic bridge. I don't know what tuners it has, but they're bad so they bring down the features rating to 9.