Purchased from: Route 66 -Stoke on trent
Sound — 8
This guitar really does sound like a much more expensive instrument. Hell, put it through a really good mixer and it even comes close to its PRS idol. I did have a rubbish little amp and it sounded ace through that ith a small overdrive pedal but i upgraded to Marshall mg100! It plays my music (sum 41, guns n roses, Offspring) most excellently.
Overall Impression — 10
For this price there is no other guitar that I would seriously consider being able to play this well. There are some good thrashers though if u dont mind spending 300 only to smash it up on stage. I am never gonna give this guitar up to anyone or for anything. However, I am one day going to own the big one. PRS baby! This Vintage is ace.
Reliability & Durability — 8
The finish is definately here to stay but i can see myself replcing the knobs for better gold ones in the future. I played this guitar a dam lot and has no scratches on it wotsover. It is totally bulletproof. This can defo withstand hard gigging and theres no problems with the strap buttons.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The action is really low and makes the guitar feel jus so comfortable. It is absolutely stuningly gorgeous in its perfectly bookmatched maple top and cherry sunburst. Along the sides of the rosewood neck the wood is a little uneven but don't get in the way of playing. The pickup selector is a little loose but not too much so. The guy in the shopknocked me 25 off the 250 price tag cuz it has a little black spot on its side which i lovingly point out as a birthmark. The gold hardware is not so convincing up close(but what wud u expect for this money).
Features — 10
This guitar is awesome bang for buck. It has 24 frets, 2 humbucking pickups and a 3 way pickup selecter. The one tone control knob also doubles as a split coil Switch which does splits the humbuckers to make them sound like single coils which sound ace on clean.It also comes with a tremelo that can bend to hell and back. The machineheads are quite stable. It has a beautiful maple top with mahogony body and rosewood fingerboard.