Purchased from: Taree Music Centre
Sound — 10
This gitar suits all the styles I play (blues, metal, hard rock, classic rock). I use a Marshall MG15CDR and a Boss Metal Zone pedal with it and I get a really nice distortion with it, and a nice early Metallica sound. It has a really good clean sound and the coil tap really works wonders getting that old Vintage sound.
Overall Impression — 10
I play a few styles of music (mostly metal). It is a good match for the styles I play. I have been playing for 1 year, I also own a Marshall MG15CDR, Boss MT-2, and a no-name acoustic. If it was stolen I'd buy another one hands down. I love the feel and weight of this guitar ir is very comfortable, the only thing I dislike is that the finish gets smudges on it too easy. But that is easy to clean. I compared it to the following guitars: Ibanez SZ250, Yamaha Pacifica, Washburn I64, Fender Strat (Mex).
Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar withstands live playing and I've used it at a few gigs. The hardware will last a long time and I can depend on it, I'd use it at a gig without back up with no hesitation. The strap buttons are very secure and it is a very dependable guitar.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
When I got this the action was near perfect, the pckups where great and the bridge was fine, all of the guitar was in perfect condition apart from a few smudges on the body from playing in-store.