Price paid: $ 330
Purchased from: guitarbitz.com
Sound — 9
I play blues/rock and this guitar can really pull off that early Eric Clapton sound. it's humbuckers sound very good distorted, but like most humbuckers not so great clean. I use a Roland cube30 with a Boss metal zone pedal and it gives me a nice rich sound even at low volumes.
Overall Impression — 9
If you want a guitar to do most styles of music especially rock nicely then I strongly recommend this guitar. I have high expectations on guitars as I also have an American Stratocaster but I am still pleased with this guitar, and for the money you can't go wrong with it. If it were stolen I would claim on our house insurance to get me a new one now!
Reliability & Durability — 8
Reliability and durability seems to be good. I haven't played this guitar on stage yet but if I was gigging with it I would be quite confident that it would keep working well. One of the tone knobs is wobbly but I think I did that when taking it to band practices.
Action, Fit & Finish — 7
Heres where the guitar slips a bit with the. When I bought the guitar (of the internet) there was a horrible buzz on the 12th fret. It cost me 25 to get it a set-up from my local guitar shop. If you buy this guitar in a shop however, it should be set-up alright. The finish looks great though as you can see the grain of wood through my finish.
Features — 9
My V100 is in cherry sunburst and looks great! If you ignore the headstock it looks like it is a 1000 guitar! It was made in china. It has a set neck, which for a guitar in this price bracket is a great feature for extra sustain. The solid mahogany body is a nice weight and gives the sound out nicely. 22 medium ish frets!