I bought this guitar used, but in near mint condition for 330. I'm perfectly satisfied with it. I was looking for a great guitar, not so main stream, that absolutly kicks ass, and I am totally satisfied with the Cl 1500.
Starting with the obvious....This guitar is BEAUTIFUL! Deep red body, gold pickups, and the "tree of life" inlay on the fret board makes this guitar attract eyes. Aside from its cosmetics, it is very versatile for having humbuckers. You can go from deep and dark to a more sharp sound. Use coil tap to give you sounds similar to the single coil pickups.
This guitar is also very playable. The action is wicked low, but the strings dont buzz out. The guitar will sustain for days (even without effects). Really thin neck, I personally love its feel.
I definatly reccomend this guitar.
It may just be mine but the input plug always comes loose. The screw for the neck strap also comes loose too. (again,probably just my guitar)
This guitar is wicked heavy for being a semi hollow body.
Neck always wants to point down so just watch out on stage.
IT IS SEMI HOLLOW! Be careful!
Other than that, its great, it seems sturdy enough for mild abuse but I definatly wouldn't drop it. Has a nice protective clear coat that makes cleaning a breeze and protects from scratches.
Great guitar, Great price. If you're even thinking about getting this guitar, I'd reccomend it.