Great quality 7-string for the money!
By: Arnold Hablewitz from Belmont, CA
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
I think this is an extremely gig-worthy instrument with an amazing (if difficult to understand) bridge system and high-quality hardware besides. One thing that stands out to me as a gigging musician is that I am constantly having to adjust the truss rod of my instruments and many times just tend to remove the cover altogether rather than have to spend a long time screwing and unscrewing the thing back on. This truss rod cover is ingenious because it rotates off of the rod cavity allowing easy access without extra work. GOOD THINKING!!! My only qualm is that some of the frets ends are a bit sharp...some rounding off would have been nice.
Your general opinion of this product.
My overall rating of 5 stars is primarily based on value. It's not the most amazing guitar I've ever played by a long shot, but considering how much the price was versus what I got in return, I could not be happier.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
The tone is kind of what you'd expect from a bolt-on guitar. It has plenty of bite and snap, and not so much low-end growl or resonance. Truthfully, it's exactly what I was looking for...something with a lot of note definition inherent in the building materials (even before pickups come into play) so that I can play really note-y stuff on it. As a result, it's a great guitar for playing leads.
How did the stain or paint job look?
Flawless gloss black finish.