EG112 review by Yamaha

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  • Sound: 6
  • Overall Impression: 7
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 8
  • Features: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 7.6 Good
  • Users' score: 7.7 (141 votes)
Yamaha: EG112

Sound — 6
I am a metal player, but I like to use this guitar for cleans and some rock. I am playing this guitar through a Peavey Vypyr 75 watt solid state amp. I have to say it isn't a very versatile guitar in terms of sound, not much output, but hey, it's a Strat copy.

Overall Impression — 7
Not the best match for me, a metal player, but I will definitely be playing this guitar for a long time. I will be ordering an Ibanez ART300 soon, which I will review. If I keep this guitar long enough, I will probably swap the bridge pickup for something more metal, like an Invader or a JB. Overall, it's a really solid guitar, just not what I'm looking for sound wise.

Reliability & Durability — 10
I've only owned this guitar for a little bit more than a week and I've been hitting it all over the place. Only got two scratches. Quite a durable guitar if you ask me. I like that the guitar has these enourmous strap buttons. It took me a while to equip the strap, but it's worth it to not have the guitar falling when I play, like my friend's guitars do. There are no problems with the finish, it definitely won't peel off or anything like that. I am only a beginner, this is my first guitar, so I don't gig, but I am fairly certain that this guitar would survive gigging conditions. Very well made guitar.

Action, Fit & Finish — 8
I can't comment on the factory setup since the guitar was given to me by my best friend's dad. The action is pretty good for such a cheap guitar. There is a little bit of fret buzz here and there. The action is pretty low, but nothing to cream yourself over. I could probably lower it a little bit more and not get buzz. Also, the set screws on the bridge potrude and rip up my hand when I tough the bridge (I am an anchorer for the most part). Not a huge problem, I could just put a piece of tape over the bridge or just stop anchoring, haha. Other than that, there is nothing wrong with the guitar.

Features — 7
This Yamaha EG 112 fat Strat copy electric guitar was made in Indonesia. It's body is made of solid basswood. The neck is made o maple, and it has 22 frets and a rosewood fretboard. The body has a black gloss finish, and the back of the neck finish is natural satin. It has a Strat-shaped body (duh!). It's got a humbucker pickup in the bridge position, a single coil pickup in the middle position, and a single coil pickup in the neck position. All the pickups are passive. It has a Vintage Tremolo bridge. There as a 5-way blade pickup selector, a master volume knob, and a master tone knob.

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    Sorry about the abundant mistakes in my review guys, it was late at night, and I was tired, haha
    i have this guitar, been using it for about 2 years now... and its really nice, i actually learned how to play on this guitar, i play Metal and this guitar is good at it, been doing plenty of gigs with it and never gave me any problems.... but now that i am more of an experimented guitar player and have a band i'm thinking about buying a LTD F-250 or a JS30RR... dunno jet, but yeah the Yamaha is definitively a good guitar
    this was my first guitar. it's covered in stickers from when i was younger, but it's cheaper than custom paint lol. i still love the sound now, but i'm making changes. i'm bending up the trem bar so it dives deeper, i fiddled withe the screws to act like a pivoting bridge, i slanted the single coils, and i'm getting an EMG humbucker off a friend... i just dont know where the battery box will go... also, i'm in the market for locking tuning pegs. what ones would fit the eg 112?