Price paid: £ 99
Purchased from: Ebay
Sound — 9
This is my first guitar I've owned so haven't yet settled on a music style, I'm not a hard rock or country fan, I favour more softer rock, jazz and Pop-Rock. I've played it through a Line 6 30 watt amp with no effects; and I love the sound, its a deep, rich tone, unlike the various starter guitars I've played with no depth at all. I've compared it against various guitars such as the Squier Standard Telecaster, Ibanez ART 120 and Vintage VS6 and it has a really good sound compared to them, the VS6 is similar but I chose the Westfield due to there being not a lot of difference between pickups on the VS6. It's not the loudest guitar, but I like that, its more for chord playing than picking, I expect. But who am I to say.
Overall Impression — 9
Considering I only just started playing I couldn't ask for more. I'd like some first hand experience on the guitar but being an unknown brand, I doubt I could have got that. I'd think the person who'd steal it have made a good choice but I'd still be extremely annoyed, its an excellent guitar but being me, I'd HAVE to buy something different. I love the finish and colour, its amazing, as well as the richness and depth of the sound. The gold hardware finished the look off to a tee. I don't hate a thing, I don't even dislike anything, yet. My only concern was that I haven't tried it against an Epiphone Les Paul, but from what I've seen, the Westfield has to be better.
Reliability & Durability — 7
The Guitar looks to be very solidly built, very heavy as well. I haven't found a weak point in the harware, the volume knobs seem a little "underweight" but should be fine. The 3 way selector switch is a little clicky but again, looks fine. I'm not going to be doing any gigging (obviously) but I shouldn't need to buy another (yet!). The finish is brilliant, it was one of the reasons I chose the guitar in the first place. Whether it stays like that remains to be seen.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The Guitar was set up well, the action is relatively low. The pickups seemed well set, It came with the right colour, and was advertised correctly. The finish of colour and parts are gorgeous. Not much more to say really.
Features — 8
Made in 2011 the Guitar is, I've heard, crafted (as they say these days) in Korea, but I'm not completely sure. The wood is a "dense" wood, very much like Mahogany but may be Basswood. It has 22 frets on a rosewood fretboard in a "Les Paul" style. It's also a glossy top, finished in 'Wine Red' with gold hardware (tuning posts etc) and Abalone fretboard inlays. It comes with Twin Humbuckers and they have a volume and tone knob each and your able to select which, or both pickups with a 3-way selector switch between Treble and Rhythm. A gig bag, strap and cable was included in the purchase.