« Crazy nice top »Publié le 07/21/11 à 18:49
The guitar was put together fairly nicely. The first thing that pops out at you is the flame, and it looks amazing. There were no issues with the nut. The best way to tell is to simply play it. If you keep noticing you're going out of tune and it "pings" when you tune, that means the nut is cut improperly. The fretwork was also pretty good on this. I was able to achieve relatively low action without any real issues. The binding work looked nice, and the chrome hardware didn't have any tarnish on it.
The guitar sounded pretty good. The pickups aren't really my thing, to be honest. The pickups are standard Gibson pickups, but they seem to work for most. The bridge pickup has some nice bite to it, and it has some decent output. I find they lack the character for heavy metal, but they can work for 80s metal. The neck is a bit too bright for me. I like a thick, fat sounding neck tone, and these generally have a bit too much bite for me. However, they're clean sounding, and that works awesome for clean tones.
If you can afford one of these, I highly recommend you get one. They look great, sound good and play amazingly well. The biggest thing would be the price difference compared to the other models out there, but it's worth it if you find the right one.