By: The Drone from Central PA
Your general opinion of this product.
Overall, this thing is pretty sweet. Well thought-out design, awesome flamed maple top, real Duncan p'ups and 27 frets.
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Quality is above average and is a decent representative of a guitar at its price point. I purchased the see-through red as a Dent and Scratch.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
This can achieve pretty much whatever tone you wish. Stacked hum and full hum with push/pull tone knob. The Custom 5 is my favorite SD passive p'up. The Hot Rail is adequate.
How did the stain or paint job look?
Finish is visually stunning. There are a few minor bleeder spots at the binding here and there but nothing glaring. And I did purchase as a Scratch and Dent so..... It's more than fine.