- I got this guitar after having an Ibanez GIO for around 4-5 years, so I don't have much of an experience with other guitars.
I was looking to buy a fully-spec'ed guitar that can do it all, mostly to play clean and Polyphia stuff, and honestly - it blows my mind!
Out of the box:
- The guitar came out of tune but set-up nicely, with a slightly high action.
- I couldn't find any measurements of this guitar's neck, but I will say it feels very similiar to an Ibanez AZ neck, but thinner the higher you go. It feels great and plays great, but not as shreddy as I would like.
- The frets are nicely leveled and feel just like butter. There are no dead frets or anything like that, nothing less to expect when it comes to stainless steel!
- Not much to say here, it does the job and very easy to adjust for your liking.
- After alot of adjustments to the springs (I use 10-52 strings), I finally managed to get it to stay in tune, even when using the trem bar - works just great!
- The tremolo bar cannot be "locked" in place, you just "shove" it to it's hole and thats it.
- Roasted Maple neck
- Stainless Steel frets
- Locking tuners
- Seymour Duncan pickups
- AMAZING price for the features
- The saddles' edges are a bit sharp to lay your hand on (sounds kinda dumb, but I wanted to mention that it's a bit uncomfortable)
- Resale would be a bit harder (but who buys a guitar to sell it, right?)
If you're looking for a guitar that does it all for an epic price - get this one.
It isn't as shreddy as an Ibanez, and probably not as glassy as a Fender, but after alot of research I think this is the best "Jack of all trades" guitar you can get.
After a few days of using the guitar at home, I noticed a small crack in one of the upper frets!
Thomann suggested me to use glue..
Also, after further inspection I noticed there are PLENTY of glue-marks on the higher frets.
The volume knob starts to become loose and can be taken out by a slight pull, and sometimes the pickup selector gets stuck between options and yields no sound.. weird!