By: Ron G
What is your overall opinion of this product?
This pays as well as my cherished 65 Goldtop that I had to sell years ago.
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
I was disappointed by the flat black paint of the ebony model. Makes the guitar look and feel cheap. I'd definitely get another color if I were doing this over.
Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
The flat black paint on the neck has it's good and bad points. Makes gripping solid, moving up and down the neck harder than with a slick finish reminds me of my mom's 30's acoustic. Can't really decide if I like it or not. I have a Robot LP, and I have to say I like the knob controls of the Robot far better than the mini-E-tune, which is not accessible while you're playing like on the Robot. This was a move in the wrong direction I think.
How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin?
I'd like the pickups to be a bit warmer like my 2010. But overall the tone is good.
How did the stain or paint job look?
Paint job looks and feels like my mom did it with a spray can.
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
Overall I was disappointed with the paint more than anything. Not sure what they were trying to do with the ebony, but they shouldn't have done it.
How was the action out of the box?
This is why I kept this guitar instead of sending it back. The action is perfect, flawless, could not be improved in any way, so I was worried that if I swapped it for another finish the action might differ. At the end of the day, the action determines if I love or hate a guitar.