As stated on the back of the neck, this guitar was manufactured in China. It has a Floyd Rose licensed (which is nevertheless great), a maple neck profile both thin enough to shred comfortable and thick enough for comfortable pace, with 27 frets, whose junction has been improved to give the impression of a neck through.
The body is solid mahogany super strat-type, ie a little finer with cutouts of comfort. Curved on the table, there are two humbuckers, a Seymour Duncan Custom 5 (or TB-14) in bridge and a SHR-1 Hot Rail (ie, an SH-1 pickups simple format) addressed to the 27 frets in the heats.
It has a volume, one tone, three-position selector and volume pot on a split tone. One can also note the presence of a binding SPLENDID White Pearl (rare) all around the guitar.
Already, it looks good, right? I put 9 because I would have preferred perhaps without the floyd, but in the end, I like this little accessory, still ...
So here we have a super-strat, as mentioned before with cutouts of comfort to the stomach to the back of the lower horn. It has a reasonable weight, say light enough to play for hours, but heavy enough to take away any idea that this is a toy guitar. Because this is an excellent guitar!
Access to acute is-not-there may be easier, thanks to profiling the heel of the neck, but also and especially of those famous 27 frets!
When the sound ... it's almost plug and play, but wait Then it is accurate ...
Here we go: SOUND!
If it suits my style of music? Why have I bought, huh? It is especially suitable to both my main style of music, but also to others, especially me and my game! Let me explain:
In round, the Sh-1 Hot Rail is doing its job: it is warm in his clear, you can easily tap into the blues or jazz in a low tone. In the crunch, it retains its heat and light vintage side, while remaining very accurate and very well defined. As well saturated, like, it's still hot and accurate at the time it is ideal for large creamy or shred solos provided for ballads!
In bridge, the Custom 5, which as its name suggests, contains magnets alnico 5 and non-ceramic, turns evil ...! We tend to say that for the metal, ceramic is better, because more accurate. Well this microphone, it loses in accuracy (if he loses), it gains in warmth, especially in dynamics and personality! For me, the sound is perfect in full, it does not sound cold or too Criare nor too runny, his attack is sharp, the sound is full, it's heaven ... at least for me, who plays a few different styles of metal!
In his clear, it remains a bridge pickup, and I must confess that I did not much dwelt on this point, except with the split, we just vary the sound very nice, especially if we play funk.
I play with an old Kustom amp hybrid (ie with a lamp in preamp) and a distortion pedal lamp Blackstar, and I have everything I need!
The only sound I like is the tone off, but as I never use it and it's a matter of taste, I do not penalize this gem. 9, because perfection exists only in the ESP custom shop ...
I use it for almost two weeks. I tried a lot of guitars before deciding, especially LTD. Initially, I went to order a Blue LTD MH-1000, no floyd. One day when I had the opportunity to travel to Paris, I came across the 327-store, and I tried out of curiosity, because I'm not a fan of pink floyd but I found it quite nice to watch. And there, smack! Even in the transistor amplifier of the store, I knew that was what I was looking for, I do not care that it has a floyd, even if it is boring to adjust!
Result, I ordered from my dealer ... and I intend to keep for at least a lifetime or two!
The feature I like most: the pearl binding, the duncan custom 5 which has a unique personality, the 27 frets that are classes, even if I do not shred more than that ... and the rest!
What I like least: the floyd, not for its quality, but because it's there ... and again ...!!
Yes, I do it again this election! But if I had to take a second, I'll take the red history to have both =)!