I play many styles of music, metal, blues, classic rock, jazz, and so on, and with a litle tweaking of knobs, I can get the sound I want.
I looked at some Epiphones and other LP copys in the $300-500 range, and this $199 dollar guitar blew them to way in my mind. The only other guitar that matched or exceeded this one in my mind was some Epi for about $549, and this one looks better! I would buy it again if it were lost anyday. For the price I don't really know what could be better, maybe better knobs. My favorite part of this guitar is pretty much everything, it looks good, sounds great, and plays good. Worst aspect, you are forced to get it off the internet, that's deffinetly a chance, luckilly I was granted with a superb guitar.
If you want a good LP copy for low costs, look no farther than this. This guitar is great for beginners to advanced players alike in my oppinion. It would be great for a little beat-around-the-house guitar for an advanced guitarist....but I wouldn't do that with this guitar. If you are interested, go to www.rondomusic.com right now...I don't think you will be disappointed.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $199.00 (new)
Where Obtained: www.rondomusic.com
Made in Japan, agethis body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard, 22 frets, 6 strings.
2 tone controls, 2 volume (One for each pickup), 3 way selector.
Pickup config: H/H, made by essex
Finish:Black, double bound body
Single cutaway LP style
Non-locking tuners, unknown brand
I like pretty low action, not too low though, and it got here about exactly the way I wanted it. I might lower it just a little bit, but it would only take me about 5 minutes to get to my exact tastes.
Fast neck, not as fast as my Jackson, but faster than the Epiphone I played at a store- alot faster.
The best playing guitar I've played for under $225 all together. Period.
Only flaw I've seen is that the chrome pickguard is slightly scratched, but you can't see it 3 feet away unless you really concentrate.
Best sounding guitar I've ever played in it's price range ($150-400) besides the high priced Fenders and Gibsons I've played and a few other exeptions. Definetely the best sounding guitar I own, besides my Gibson Les Paul Studio, witch is 5 times as much! I also own Jacksons, Epi's, and 2 priced fenders. I like the stock pickups personally, alot.
I would play it live anyday. I would keep a backup just in case though.
Had it for a few weeks, and hasn't had to be adjusted yet.
Hardware is all holding up great so far.
Haven't changed climates with it yet, so can't say.