This one was my first guitar. For a first guitar, it's great. I would advise you to grab one as your beginner guitar. Good sound, decent playability and rock solid construction.
Model Year: 1998
Price: $300.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Timbres Instrumentos Musicais
- Made: Korea
- Materials: solid maple body, maple neck and rosewood fretboard.
- Frets: 22 vintage-style frets.
- Controls: 1 tone, 1 volume and a 5-way switch.
- Pickups: S/S/S, 3 Duncan Designed Hot Rails.
- Body: double cutaway, sunburst body.
- Bridge: Wilkinson VS50.
- Tuners: non-locking; features roller-nut.
Good features, decent construction. A good guitar for its price.
Adjusted to my preferences, this guitar is a little hard to play because of the small frets. The neck playability remembers me the Fender Stratocaster feel. The neck joint is designed in a way similar to the Ibanez AANJ style and provides easier access to the upper frets.
The Duncan pickups are very good and provide a high and clear output. The guitar sounds a little brights, mostly because of its solid maple body. The only thing I hate on it is the output jack: it cracks a lot. First thing to replace, I think.
It's realiable enough for live playing. This thing is solid like a rock and stays on tune. The strap buttons are big and reliable and the guitar setup doesn't need to be readjusted very often.