Sound — 9
This guitar is a Rock/Metal machine depending on what you do with the pickups. I'd really recommend picking this up as a modding/gigging guitar. Throw in some Actives and i'm sure this thing will blast through any kind of Metal. Throw in some BareKnuckle's, Duncan's or DiMarzio's and you've got yourself an absolute Rocker. I'm personally thinking about picking up another one and doing both of the above ideas. The stock pickups are generally good. The bridge is nice and full, very warm and has a nice bite to it. A very charactered pickup. The neck one is very flabby, little definition, no mids to it at all. However, the bridge is so nice that you won't care, at least I don't.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall, a really nice guitar. Great sounding, comfortable, easy to play. Way better than any Epi or Tokai I've played and a load cheaper. If you want a real rock guitar that's perfect for modding into a Metal beast or Crunchy axe, then this is what you want.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This thing is a TANK. Seriously, it's been dropped, hit, frozen and all kinds of crap in the 2-3 years I've had it. Worst thing that's happened is my Jack came a bit loose after being dropped. Strap buttons are very good without any locks. An ultimate gigging axe.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
Action wasn't great out of the box but then that's what happens when you buy online. After sorting that out, this guitar is very, very comfortable. Bit neck heavy but with a thick leather strap you couldn't feel any better holding a guitar. You know it's there, just as you would with an SG, but it's not too heavy. The finish is perfectly fine, no flaws at all and it can take a beating. No problems really, not much to write.
Features — 9
Mahogany Body and Neck, Rosewood fretboard, 22 Frets, Tune-O-Matic bridge, 2 Wilkinson Humbuckers, 3 way, 2 Tone, 2 Volume pots. Very well-built guitar. Perfect for gigging. No sectacular quality parts but well built and sound great, in general, not just for the price.