I looked at Carvin, Kramers, Ibanez, and BC Rich. I picked this one because of the shape of the body and the it sounded pretty good.
Model Year: 1986
Price: $350.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Mecca Music- Green Bay, WI
Made in Japan, I beleive. Maple neck with a Rosewood fretboard. Has 21 frets, volume and tone controls...S/S/H in original condition...currently S/H, the original humbucker has been replaced witha George Lynch Screamin' Demon... Strat type body style w/Floyd Rose Tremolo - Schaler tuners
Bought the guitar because it was all i could afford at the time, An Ibanez was $700 at the time. It plays okay for what I do, but I have played others and they play much better.
I use a Ctate G-60 circa 1986. No effects used. I play 80's metal (Dokken, Tesla, etc) and guitar sounds OK. Sound is kinda weak but okay. Compared to Jackson's I played, this guitar sucks. I am considering a new neck, but I think I could pick up a new instrument for cheaper.