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.