I chose this guitar because I wanted one I could throw around without feeling guilty. I rather doubt I would buy the same model if it were lost or stolen, but I'm sure I would remember it. It can take a lickin and keep on tickin, but it doesn't tick for very long. Use this guitar to get mean.
Model Year: 1985
Where Obtained: a friend
A strat copy, this guitar is an excellent tool for destroying equally crummy amps. The sound is decent, and it will stay in tune for an hour or so. The whammy bar broke off long ago. Although the volume knob indicates a value between 1 and 10, the fact of the matter is that you either get 0 OR 10. I prefer to play on 10. Two of the three pick-ups work all the time. Sometimes, the third pick-up works.
I have killed two amps with this guitar, and it keeps on going strong, more or less.
You have to be a good axe player to get the thing to sing. It feels like the frets stick out 4mm.
Sometimes the volume dies right in the middle of a Newer Heights lead. Other than that, the sound quality is pretty good.
This old horse is good enought to ride for the last 10 minutes of a set. It's willing to take a lot of abuse and rarely protests.