Price paid: € 250
Sound — 4
Because of the three pickups at different positions this guitar is usable at every music genre. The pickups are of middle quality and easy adjustable. I'm using the GA-15 Combo amp from Yamaha (good soundquality and massive power at 10") and the DigiTech RP80 which is perfect for beginners and has a low price. The sound quality from the pickups isn't the best and sounds too "soft" for metal. But for good rock or blues it is usable (also stylistic).
Overall Impression — 4
I love metal but everyone must admit: That's not a metal guitar an never sounds so fat like one. I only learned to play on this guitar, that's all. But if you play mor serious please buy something professionell. If you play metal like me you should by a guitar from ESP for eg. The tremolo system suuucks! And also this extremely thick neck. It's only usefull if you want to learn to play cleaner.
Reliability & Durability — 5
My personal opinion: I would never give a gig with such a guitar:D But the hardware is solid and great, so it's a good guitar to begin playing, because the thick neck you must play very clean. The including combo amp is also a great thing. Great distortion and clean sound. Three band EQ and change over Switch for distortion or clean sound.
Action, Fit & Finish — 5
The guitar is in a classical style and easy to handle, but you should adjust the tremolo system and the pickups before playing. Alltogether it is a fine quality guitar for beginners. But beginners will have problems to change they're strings because if you use other strings or other tunings you must adjust your brigde from new. Please buy harder bounces and pull them as hard as possible.
Features — 4
This guitar is a perfect instrument for beginners. It includes an great 10 W amp and a good gig bag and useless picks. It is nothing special but great for beginners. The guitar is build in the classical Strat style from Fender, black body, white finish. The Yamaha EG 112C impressed with it's three pick-ups and an high quality rosewood fretboard with 22 frets. The guitar have seperatet controles for tone and volume and also for the pick-ups (5 variations). The volume controle stands in the way, especialy at palm-muting and the neck is very thick, not very helpful at fast solos. The tremolo-system isn't usable because all strings are going out of tuning, but the chrome hardware is from the finest.