Price paid: $ 200
Purchased from: music123
Sound — 9
I use this on a crappy Marshall 15 watt practice amp with a DigiTech Death Metal pedal and still sounds great. When I use this on my Vox AD30 it sounds amazing. The harmonics on it are fine, better then normal. If you don't think it sounds that great, maybe it's the player instead of the guitar.
Overall Impression — 10
I play metal mostly and obviously this guitar is meant for metal. I compared it with lots of other guitars, I like to search around before I buy something. It was either this or the Ibanez 400 dollar 7 string. I played both, not much of a difference. So I saved my money and got this. I don't regret it. If this was stolen, I'd buy it again in a heartbeat. I don't really hate anything about it at all. It's solid made. In fact, I think I might buy another one in red. All in all this guitar is amazing for the price and a must have for any metal head. It's 200 dollars, what do you have to loose?
Reliability & Durability — 10
The strap buttons are too small. My old strap kept slipping off and causing the guitar to drop. So I got strap locks. Problem fixed. I can depend on it in a gig. I highly ever doubt the finish will wear off. It's a tuff, reliable guitar. It's just kind of heavey, but that's because it's solid.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Its sexy. I got it in black. The picture on Music123 was sort of faded and looked gray, so I didn't expect this guitar to look this nice. I play it maybe 4 to 5 times a day for a hour or two. And it's still in perfect condition. No loose screws, jacks, etc. Just a amazing guitar.
Features — 10
I don't know what year it was made, I really don't care. For 200 dollars you can't complain. The sustain on it last for awhile with the stock pick ups. I liked them so much I didn't change them. Besides the neck, I don't see much difference between this and the Ibanez 7 string. Stays in tune, sounds great, feels great, what more can you ask for (besides a trem). But I don't like trems, to much work. This is perfect for metal.