Submitted February 23, 2019 by Matheau D in Veneta, OR
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If you're thinking about pulling the trigger on this guitar, I cannot say enough, DO IT.
This guitar comes equipped with the Seymour Duncan Pegasus/Sentient set, and being a die-hard SD fan, I must say that the Pegasus is my least favorite of their pickups. Not bad, by any means, just not the face-melting, sizzling sound I'm usually after. The look of the blacked out bobbins and pole pieces is beautiful in this instrument, however.
This guitar has LTD locking tuners and a tonepros locking TOM bridge, which is a perfect setup for excellent tuning stability, which is downright amazing in this price range. The coil tap is also a very nice feature to have around!
Ease of Use
This is the part that makes this guitar shine:The fretwork is 11/10. They're level, beautifully crowned, and I can get the action to under 1mm at the 12th, and it plays like melted butter. The nut is slotted perfectly and the neck angle is precisely where it needs to be. These things are what make a guitar either "meh" or amazing, and this one falls in the latter.
There are absolutely no flaws in this guitar, it feels solid, is a set-thru, and all the measurements are perfect. It seems to be built with excellent skill.
This guitar boasts features that you would typically find on a more expensive instrument. Definitely a lot of guitar for the money!
ESP is always easy to get a hold of, however I've never needed to use their warranty service, so I cannot vouch for that.
The Wow Factor
The color and quilted maple combo is beautiful, and extremely eye catching. I cant say enough how amazing this guitar is!
I've played music for 18 years. I play bass, guitar, keyboard, and some drums.
I play metal for the most part, but am fluent in many genres; ie. Bluegrass, Blues, Rockabilly, classic rock, etc.
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