You can't go wrong with a Kramer FR424CM Striker. It's beautiful to look at and wonderful to play. The fact that you can get one for less than $300 is a bonus. I would gladly pay a $1000 more for a guitar that plays this nice. Pick one up, there great.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $230.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicyo.com
Made in: Korea.
Body: Solid Alder.
Top: Flamed Maple.
Neck: Maple (eliptical).
Fretboard: Maple 24 Jumbo Frets.
Controls: 1 Volume 1 Tone W/Coil Tap.
Pickups: Quad Rails & Dual Rails Hum Sing Hum configuration. Passive controls.
Finish: Tobacco Burst.
Body Style: Double Cutaway.
Bridge: Floyd Rose Licensed Double Locking.
Tuners: Gotoh Non-Locking.
The action is pretty good. It has a slightly arched top so the action from the 12th fret up starts to get a little high for my taste, but it's not really all that high. If Kramer would put an angled pocket in it, it would cure this problem. The neck is eliptical and it is the best neck I have ever had the pleasure of playing, very comfortable. This is a great guitar for hard rock or metal or any other music where maximum distortion is desired. On clean channels this thing still sounds like a fuzz box. It does have a coil splitter, so you can get a somewhat clean sound out of it. Overall the guitar is very nice, it looks great and plays good. For the price, you can't beat it. If it had an angled neck, so the action could be lowered a little more at the upper frets, I'd give it an excellent rating.
I play through a Line6 Flextone 2. This amp is awesome!!! It gives me all the sounds I want and then some. The Kramer sounds great played through it.
This is a roadworthy guitar. You won't be dissappointed.