Befor I looked at this guitar, I was tryin Epi's and then I saw The M75 and decided to check it out for the heck of it and ended up buying it cause it was better and way cooler looking than any of the epi's. If it would lost or stolen I would get another one. One way to improve this guitar is to get better tuners causen they seem to not be so hot. That's the biggest downside but my favorite thing about this guitar is it's versatlity. It can sound like a strat or an LP and whatever isn inbetween those two. Also if you like cool finishes this is worth checkin out.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $500.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Reno's Music
This guitar was made over seas in the pacfic, I think Korea. The body is mahogany (or was it alder?) and the fretboard appears to be mahogany. I think the neck is a staind maple. has 2volume 2tone and two gold tone humbuckers. The p/u's are passive. The finish is a sparkly purple known as Tyrian Purple on a Lp style bod. The bridge is tunomatic while the tuners are more than likely not locking.
The action on this was really good when I got it but I switched the string guage so I had to mess w/ that. The neck is a hair wider than a LP's and I like that. IT definitely played better than say an Epi which is what I was lookin at before purchising the M75.
The sound quality is really good. I run it through either a Dano mini flanger or crybaby wah. I usually play either rock or blues and this guitar is great for this. I think this guitar could probably sound good for most styles of music, but right now I would say it fits best for blues to hard rock and some stuff that isn't quite heavy metal. This guitar has a bright bridge p/u like a strat kinda and a warm bridge p/u like a LP. sound pretty good and has avery unique sound/tone. My onlymods would be tuners cause they aren't so good but that's another story. It isn't noisy at all and it would be good for both stage and recording,but really cool for stage cause it has the coolist finish I have ever seen.
It is quite durable in all aspects. every thing is holding up well right now.