By: Lightning Lee from Bethune, SC, USA
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
With the double locking Floyd Rose, and the neck-thru construction this guitar is sleek looking but built like a tank as well! Pick it up, beat it up, and TRY to knock this thing out of tune, good luck with it! I've used a soloist for over 10 years semi-professionally and have yet to break a string on stage. Can't say that for the other brands I've used over the years.
Your general opinion of this product.
This guitar is the one to buy. You can save a few bucks and get something cheaper but you may end up having to tune or replace strings during a set, with this baby you won't. I can keep strings on this thing for months playing every weekend and never have to tune it besides a fine tune here and there... and yes I wear out the Flyd Rose and everything holds EVERY TIME!
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
These pickups are HOT, great for rock but suitable for other genres as well.
How did the stain or paint job look?
The finish is always quality on a soloist SL1 and will hold up for years with minimal care.