I bought this guitar about 6 months ago for $300 at my local guitar center. I got it because I wanted a guitar that was not too expensive, yet still had good quality, and killer looks.
There is many good things about this guitar. First off, I like the price. But as far as the instrament itself...fisr off, playability. TEh action is set very very low on this guitar, enabling one to pplay quickly and accrutly. The hardware itself (excemp for the tremilo) is very good. The Pick up's are great, and the tone is decent. ITs a good guitar to start with, and play in a band too.
What I don't like about it.. fist off.. The tremolo system is GOD AWFUL! That my major qualm.. The stings go out of tune often because of that, and its a pain to get the 100% correct tuning with the tremolo system. Playing in Drop D is great! But any lower then that the low E starts to slap the freetborad, and it gets annoying. Another thing, if you change the tuning on one string, chances are the other strings will go out due to the tremolo. Clean tone is not that great, but livable, and the low notes can overshadow the high ones when playing with distortion. And the black finish can get very minor scratches in it, from picking hard, but I guess thats not a problem with the guitar.
I know it seems like a lot of problems, but its a good guitar really.
The construction is very good overall. I have never had a problem with the neck, tuners, pickup's or any of that. The only thing is the plug for the cable is one that is screwed into a plate on the side of the guitar, and if that nut gets lose, the sound quality drops, and you have to tighten it up, but its not a really bad thing.
But the construction is quite good.
I know it seems like there is a lot of problems, but this really is a fantastic guitar, and with a little bit of care.. and patience.. it will be a great instrument that will last for years.
Bought it from a local music shop for Lm185 (sorry thats about $500 for you). Basically I needed something powerful enough for my style of music which my Yamaha Starter Pack was not going to achieve
Extremly fast neck (although cannot be compared to Jackson Guitars), output is incredible, individual pick up knobs work excellently if you are picky on the type of output you are expecting. Also the strins-thru-Body construction helps keep this thing in tune for quite some time.
ITS F****N HUGE!!.NOT THAT ITS A BAD THING BUT UNLESS YOU'RE IN THE OPEN AIR YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL WITH THIS THING. I DON'T KNOW HOW HOMES ARE SET UP IN OTHER COUNTRIES BUT HERE ITS HELL.UNFORTUNATELY I'VE ALREADY CHIPPED OF THE PICK UP SWITCH AND SOME OF THE PAINT ON THE EDGES. ALSO I'VE HIT MY VOCALIST'S SACK WITH THE WIDOW HEAD WHILE WE WERE JAMMING. FORTUNATELY FOR NOW THE GUARANTEE I HAD ON THIS GUITAR COVERED ITS DAMAGES (EXCEPT FOR MY MATE'S SACK)
VERY GOOD QUALITY, EXTREMELY COOL SHAPE WORTH THE PRICE
VERY GOOD GUITAR. ANY METAL GUITARIST SHOULD HAVE ONE OR SIMILAR. NOTHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT EXCEPT FOR THE SIZE AND WEIGHT (MAYBE I'M JUST CARELESS ANYWAY), AND THE PRICE IS WORTH IT. OVER HERE IT IS EXPENSIVE BUT EVERYTHING IS. YOU SHOULD FIND IT AT A MORE REASONABLE PRICE
i paid $279 for it on ebay (yeah i know thats cheap but i got it wholesale or w/e and yes....it is a platinum series)i had to save up a while then i bought it (finally) off ebay.I have always loved the look of the warlock, i was thinking about a beast but i saw it in real life and its huge. This model is black.
ok this is gonna be long (lol)......ok first off its black..and awesome shaped. This thing sounds AWESOME and mainly is for metal sounding guitar, and alot of ppl say its sound sucks clean...its not bad i can play plenty of clean songs and it sounds good. When u put a pedal through this baby (and through an equalizer and stuff for maximum "awesomeness") u can really make it sound like.....professional. and OMG it plays SO easy u barely have to press down on the strings. i can play REALLY fast on it and sound like kirk (hammett......duh) lol. wel it is so awesome.
ok im dead serious theres only 1 thing wrong with it..... (not that bad) ok the paintjob is so glossy (only black i believe, if not, black more than other colors)that fingerprints show up easily but if u clean ur guitar (just wipe it off) its fine.
omg the quality is great as i already described.i could drop this thing like REALLY ard and the worst that would happen is the paint chips.
ok this guitar is great....if u are thinking about it......GET IT! im serious.