Price paid: £ 170
Purchased from: The Belfast Guitar Emporium
Sound — 9
The sound from this guitar is amazing. I play mainly blue's and rock. But mostly AC/DC. It suits my style quite well. It's pretty light so that helps. I use a Roland 20x amp with it. I can change from blues to rock to metal by just turning a knob on the amp, and I don't need to change anything on the guitar. It can deal with anything. The only problem is that when you put it to the the neck pick up, it turns very deep and muddy, but I usually have on the bridge pick up.
Overall Impression — 10
As I sad, I play a lot of blues, and maybe the odd bit of metal, and it is a real good beginners guitar. And it's good if you don't want to be boring and get a strat. The only thing that I wished it had was a Gibson badge, but we can't have everything. But it is a brilliant guitar and I would recommend it to anyone.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This could withstand live playing. I've only played a couple of songs live but never anything big. I would probably use this without a back-up. The finnish is excellent and could last a long time.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
It was pretty well set up when I got it new. The pick ups were pretty well set up. But I've only been plying for just over a year now. So I wouldn't know. I've read reviews about the tuning pegs, about them coming loose and not being fitted properly, but I've never had a problem with them. The wood is good quality and withstand a bashing. I've dropped a couple of times and it's still good.
Features — 9
This guitar was made in China. Not to sure when it was made. But it is a perfect guitar. It has 22 frets and I don't know if they are jumbo or not. But they are a decent size. It has a maple neck which is a nice size, very thin. It has a mahogany body with a cherry finnish and a black pick guard. It's got a tune-o-matic bridge. The only problem that I find with it is that the screws sometimes come loose. But nothing that a screwdriver can't fix.