Great guitar with the beautiful old strat tones you want.
By: Rob from Hickory, NC, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
The quality of the guitar seems excellent. And I'd guess it to be very dependable, although I haven't had it very long.
How has it stood up over time?
I haven't had it long enough to make a call on the durability, but every strat I've owned (even the cheap ones) have been practically bullet proof.
Your general opinion of this product.
I love this guitar and so does my band. I new it was a keeper from the unplugged resonance, and was blown away once I plugged it in.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
The guitar plays great,but takes some digging in, it's not built for shred but if you've got the hands any guitar can be played quickly. The neck is fairly fat and the controls are very well placed.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
The pickups are fairly bright but also very smooth, not too hot or mellow but with all the positions you can get the tones you want, as long as your not looking for that super thick les paul humbucker tone.
How did the stain or paint job look?
A beautiful tobacco burst laquer finish, flawlessly applied.
How was the action out of the box?
The action was great, although the small frets took some getting used to.