100% mahogany guitar, Gibson typed in neck 22 frets, 3 knobs: volume and tone x2. Equipped with a licensed Floyd Rose, Grover 6, 2 Dean Zebra humbuckers in HH.
The finish of the instrument is excellent, no complaints from this side, a scratch at this price it's really good at all. Violin very well finished, no defect, sleeve junction impeccable body, no binding crappy, not really!
Small "but", the factory setting of the instrument was not the hair for two points:
Action too high due to improper adjustment of truss rod (neck completely straight which causes more buzz). Once these two issues fixed, nothing else to say ...
The handle is like Gibson, there it is very similar, although more pronounced profile of C. is slightly flatter in hand. It is a form that I particularly like and that I find comfortable and relatively quick to play.
Access to acute is very easy, the shape of the guitar and set neck are suitable in particular.
The interface is really good, it's a point that appears after several weeks of games but spring itself. The guitar is played very well, is perfectly balanced. Level weight is light enough to mahogany, you can play several hours without fear of chopper cramps.
I play guitar on two configs: Guyatone MMX distortion in a Valvestate 8240 for the home, and Guyatone MMX with H & K Warp 100w 7-channel clear for the repeat.
The guitar really sound "to it," the Zebra pickups mounted above are a credit to the violin and provide an atmosphere hard rock / metal of the 80s. (I advise against playing modern metal without changing the bridge pickup for something edgier and dry)
It was a pretty big grain, a bit runny, warm. if you lower the bass and mids we come to take trash sounds accurate enough, but well below the precision of a micro type EMG81. You also need a gain level to achieve a result this type of sound. Compared with my guitar in 81, the gain of the Guyatone is set to 3 / 10 for sound trash. Here I have to go up to 7 / 10 to hang, but that does not drool over, it's still relatively accurate. It just brings an extra sharp edge.
With a bit of chorus in the mix gives the guitar sounds really bluffing. On my other guitars, the chorus is fun no more. There, I do not know why but it sounds the fire god.
Harmonics come alone, mediums are naturally very present in the mix.
Except sounds too modern, the guitar is at home anywhere, we come necessarily to find the sound that sticks juggling microphones and knobs.
(Knobs that are truly effective, it's rare that I fiddle but now you can really make many sounds just a little fiddling)
I do not intend to change the pickups for me they stick really like the sound that I have of that time.
I use it for a month now, up to 8-9 hours / week, and I am fully satisfied. It perfectly complements my collection, with a metal guitar "modern" equipped with 81/85 and another dedicated to blues type fender, it was the missing link.
I fell in love with the form and Brazilia burst it, and the result is really up to it. The flamed maple is the most beautiful effect, and the shape ML is a form that does not cross every street corner.
What I like most: the style and sound "vintage"
what I like least: Set a floyd is a long time! Moreover, the originally fitted very well into the juice and do not go out of tune, a chouilla at the end of the repeats to restore order. But it really needs to know the correct setting at the base. (Gandhy thank you!).
Excellent value for money, I would do this choice without hesitation.