By: Andrew Sandstrom from Lake City, Florida, USA
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
This guitar is a very well made machine. I had a problem with my jack however, it just would not hold my cord out of the box. Took the jack apart and squeezed the clamp together and it's perfect.
Your general opinion of this product.
For a starter guitar, this one can't be beat in my opinion. I now prefer to have a tone knob and a seperate volume knob for each PU to get the different sounds, but to start out, this is the one. I had to replace the tuner, but the amp gets you the sounds you need no matter what your genre preferance is. This guitar will help you learn all you need to know. Adjustments, customization, repair, and playing. Mine came with a DVD with Paul Gilbert doing a general first lesson. Can't go wrong with that!!
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
This thing has a tone that surprised me. I play rock/metal and the pick ups needed to be adjusted after I figured that out to get the sustain I was looking for
How did the stain or paint job look?
I LOVE THE FLAT CAMO PAINT!!!!