I looked around at the Jackson's, Ibanez's, and PRS's before I fell in love with this guitar. I mainly liked it because, it plays so well. If it ever got stolen, I wouldn't hesitate to find another one. The best part about it is, it hardly ever looses its tune even when dropped down a couple of steps. If your into heavy metal or hardcore rock, I would check in on this guitar, you might just buy it.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $146.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Mars Music
Made in South Korea. Mahognay neck. 24 frets with Ernie Ball Hybrid's(.10, .13, .17, .30, .42, .52). Custom EMG 90 Pickup. Active Electronic. Black gloss finish. Floyd Rose string-thru adjustable bridge.
This an excellent guitar for heavy metal and alternative rock. However, music besides rock is not recomended. Compared to other rock-type guitars, it's top of the line.
It sounds just about the same as every other ESP. It is suited for rock-type music. It's a good idea that the factory pickup's be throwed away, and buy some EMG's. Other than bad factory pickup's, a great sound.
So far it's been reliable for live playing. It seems to loose it's intonation whith hybrid strings(it's set up for .10's).