I looked at a lot of things, Gibson and Epi SG's, Squier and DeArmonds with humbuckers.
I would buy another, or get parts to make something similar. This one has quality parts and woods.
It needs refinishing to make it really beautiful.
Model Year: 1980
Where Obtained: local music store
Made in Japan. Old Blazer Series. Ash body (natural) and maple neck and fretboard. 6 string, non-trem brass bridge. Body is basically similar to a Strat, no contour on back. Stock tuners (I think) stay in tune well. Sound is similar to a very ballsy Tele, or a bright Gibson sound. Also has an out of phase switch for the pickups.
I set the action up myself. Nice and low, on the verge of some fret buzz. Body is very light and comfy to play.
I use it with a Fender Champ and a Peavey Studio Pro. I often use a TS10 Tubescreamer with it.
Guitar is very versatile, I like all the tones it produces - dark, thick, bright, twangy. Pickups and wiring are very well shielded, I guess by the factory, so it is quiet. I guess it would be good for studio or playing out. I may change the bridge to a new brass one, the old one is very scratched and tarnished, and the springs are missing from the saddles screws.
Stays in tune very well. pots a little scratchy, but it is over 22 years old.