For the money, a great guitar. ESP showed me they make good instruments. I think I'll stick with them for a while.
Model Year: 2003
Price: $350.00 (new)
It's a Korean guitar, but they must be getting better at stuff. This guitar is great. The Seymore Duncan humbuckers are a nice touch.
The best feature. The frets are nice and small, so large string streaches are pheasable. This guitar just feels good to play
Its more of a shred guitar to me. Metal Rhythm and Shred solo. I used it in my jazz band last year, and it held up just fine. I think its a better studio guitar. Its mighty heavy to hold standing up. It will do for any style, but shred seems to be were it excels
I had to have it repaired three times now. This is probably it's weekest feature.
For my purposes, it's great. If you like the Sg, but
don't like the price then you might want to try one of
these on for size.
Model Year: 2001
Where Obtained: Boogie Music, Scottsdale, Az
They say this thing is made in Korea, well, Korean
guitars must be improving dramatically. This
mahogany beast is exactly what I wanted. Stop tail piece, black painted body and neck, and two
mean hum buckers. I always loved the Gibson Sg,
and this comes close from an aesthetics standpoint.
I know a couple of SG players who considered
trading in their Gibsons for one of these. Heresy? I
think not. The painted neck is smoothe and
comfortable and the guitar is not overly heavy.
That being said, the sound is far from lite. I run this
demon through a Peavey Ultra Plus head, maxed out
gain, scooped EQ. The sound is heavy but not
muddy. She comes equipped with two EMG-hz
passive pickups. EMG-81s might be better but these
due the trick. Never-the-less: Emg+Mahogany= nice sustain.
This guitar was not built for clean tones, but you
would expect that to be the case.
Tuning: it's a breeze to tune and it stays in tune as
well. Sounds Really nice when down tuned.
So far so good. The only problem I've had thus far
was with the action on the high E string. The shop
fixed it for free and the problem has not reocurred.
I've dropped this guitar several times, and she's held