Price paid: £ 140
Purchased from: Curly music
Sound — 9
It has a great sound, not as beefy as a Gibson, but still sounds amazing. I use a Marshall MG10CD, which it sounds perfect through. It has a great variety of sounds, good for blues, perfect for rock and as far as I can tell, good for metal too. I play mostly rock and it is easy to find settings on an amp to suit your style with this guitar. The pickups are not amazing but they still make the guitar sound amazing.
Overall Impression — 10
It is a perfect match for any budding rock guitarists and despite the little known brand name, it is just as good as any expensive guitar. Epiphones are nowhere near as good, the finish is terrible and they're unreliable, people buy them because of the name. I chose this over an Epiphone because it was a better guitar which had more value for money. I love everything about this guitar, except the fact that people don't know the brand. I wish the brand had more recognition as their guitars are perfect in almost every way. If it were stolen, I would kill the theiving idiot and rightly claim my guitar, but I would still buy another one, just for the sake of having two. My favourite thing about the guitar is it's perfect finish. I hate the way this guitar has been wrongly made out to be a terrible guitar when it's not. For gods sake. people have rated the E4000 higher, which is the worse version of this guitar higher! (The E4000 is the equivalent of a Les Paul Standard to the E4500 which is the custom version.)
Reliability & Durability — 9
This guitar would definitely be fine as a backup guitar if not a main guitar. The hardware has stayed as shiny and well made as it did when I took it out of the box. The guitar is definitely able to withstand Live playing, but it might get a little heavy after a while (still a lot lighter than a gibson/epiphone). The strap buttons are really tight and can easily withstand the guitars weight.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The action was set up fine, maybe a little too low on the low e string but that is easily fixed. Everything else was perfect, nothing was loose and despite what everyone else says, the tuners were pretty firm. The hardware looks great in it's gold colour and the finish is perfect. Everyone I know Who has seen the guitar has called it beautiful and the like.
Features — 8
12 frets, laminated top. I don't know what wood it is made from but apparently mahogony? Rosewood fretboard and a flamed top finish in a glossy jet black. Les paul style body, 2 volume control, 2 tone controls and a 3 way pickup selector. 2 humbucker pickups which as far as I know are westfields own. Tune-o-matic bridge. All hardware in gold. No free accesories of booklet.