Really wanted to like this. I must have gotten the duds.
By: Bobbo from Huntington Beach, CA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Your general opinion of this product.
I like the possibilities that this guitar offers but the TWO instruments I got were both un-playable. The first one had a completely unbalanced pickup and both instruments had so much fret buzz I couldn't play either.
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
I don't know how dependable this instrument is - I haven't been able to play it.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Both instruments were unplayable. I brought them up to pitch, relieved the tension on the neck and by the time I got it to a point where it didn't buzz - the action was so high that it didn't play in tune anymore. I brought it to my tech and he confirmed what I thought ~ this guitar has a massive hump where the neck meets the body. It would need a lot of work, with fret level and crown in order to get this to even a playable place.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
The low B string was making a farting noise when amplified. The other 5 strings were noticeably lower in volume.
The tuner worked great.
How was the action out of the box?
Terrible. When I tuned it up the strings were completely on all the frets. I could not play it at all. AT BEST - I got it to play first position chords but I couldn't go above the 5th fret before it started buzzing out.
How did the stain or paint job look?
It looked awesome.
How has it stood up over time?
Won't find out. I sent BOTH of them back.