Awesome guitar, BUT!
By: Jeff from New Jersey
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Very solid guitar. Feels good and can withstand some wear and tear
How has it stood up over time?
I've only had it a day so i cant really say, but it feels like a good quality instrument that can hold its own throughout time.
Your general opinion of this product.
This is a great guitar hands down, the only reason i gave it a 4 was because of the pickups and the new mid-scoop switch.(It basically cuts out the mids, which when playing live doesnt help if your in a large venue because the mid frequencies really cut through alot) Personally, I play alot of metal and these pickups just dont do it for me. It may be different for other players of other genres that dont need a high gain pickup, but its all really in personal preference.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Plays very nice. Very fast thanks to the wizard II neck.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Like I said before,Im not very keen on the tone because of the stock pickups. Im definitely going to switch them out for some EMG's. If you do the conversion, your going to have to switch out the battery as well. This guitar takes 2 AA batteries as opposed to one 9v battery which i was baffled by. The tone is alright for rhythm and does the trick, but for nice leads and good tones to cut through the mix, i would definitely reccomend some EMGs
How did the stain or paint job look?
Great! American Musical never disappoints
How was the action out of the box?
The action is great. Very low, which im a big fan of, and the neck is very fast. Only complaint is there is some fret buzz on regular chords and on the lowest string. I play in Ab, so hopefully some thicker strings with a little more tension will clear up the buzz issue