"Good guitar, fair price"
This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
The sound is as expected with this type of guitar and is exactly what I was looking for. Not to mention the ability to get a decent sound unplugged. Not quite as full as an acoustic, but still a good tone.
Features on this guitar are great, and there couldn't be much more that a person would want. Having dedicated vol/tone controls for each pickup lets you control everything about the sound, and the three way selector gives you each possible combination.
Ease of Use:
Since I've been a Fender guy for over 10 years, it's a little hard switching to something so different, but compared to other guitars that I've owned (and sold), or played, this is a pretty easy transition as far as the neck/playability goes. It's a very different neck shape compared to an American strat or a 50's style V shape Fender neck that I'm used to, but isn't bad at all. Overall, it will take a little getting used to, but it isn't as drastic of a change as an Ibanez wizard neck is.
This is the one area where the casino lacks a bit, but I'm still going to keep the guitar as this is not as important to me as sound/playability. I have the natural finish on this one and it seems to be a bit thin compared to what I'm used to. There are some minor swirls in the finish as well. If I cared that much about this, I'm sure some good wax could take out the swirls. The only other thing that I noticed after giving it a good cleaning was the quality of the fretboard. There are two spots in particular where it looks like someone got a little excited with a sander on the rosewood. One spot looks like a slip with the sander and too much wood was taken away, the other spot is more of a cut line after the 22nd (last) fret, so it doesn't really matter up there. Either way, neither of these two flaws matter much to me.
I've read a lot of complaints about the tuners/pots/3-way switch with this model in other reviews, though so far, I haven't had problems with any of them. The tuners do feel a little on the cheap end, but they seem to hold tune very well at this point.
Haven't had to deal with anything in this respect.
For what I paid, I'm satisfied with the guitar. The sound and playability are the reasons I bought it, and it delivers these nicely. The finish could be a bit better, as well as the fretboard that I mentioned...and if I had spent over $1000, this would have been more important to me. Overall, it's a good playing/sounding guitar with some minor fit/finish problems, but still better than I had expected for the price. I've played many of these in local music stores and none have played as well as this one does. Since I expected to receive one like I played in stores, I was more impressed with the one that I got.
The Wow Factor:
It's a great looking guitar with a unique style. It's a great addition to my other guitars. The natural finish looks great with this style, though the sunburst ones are nice as well.
Good guitar, fair price, and satisfied...I think that sums it up.