This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
The guitar has a lot of punch and the pickups are very reactive. As of now I've pretty much only played it with some tube overdrive and chorus, but I expect that it will hold up very will to any effect I throw at it.
The Grover tuners are a nice touch, the body size is perfect, and the neck is well finished and very playable. The coil-taps may come in handy some day, though right now I don't find them to be all that useful. I would love this guitar even without the coil-tap feature.
Ease of Use:
Very playable instrument, though not really a beginner's instrument. It's not fragile, though I hesitate to hand over any semi-hollow or hollow body guitar to a beginner.
Made in China, really well made, hopefully will last me... well, until I can pass it down to kids of my own. I'm only 25, so that's a ways down the road.
Not sure, haven't had to deal with them yet.
Worth the price, especially if "blemished" just means that someone else didn't like it and returned it. If you can get it for $300, do it, if you have to pay the extra $100, do it. It's a great value either way.
The Wow Factor:
It's beautiful and sounds amazing. The pictures of the "Cherry" color do not do it any justice. This guitar is not cheesy looking at all, just classic and amazing.
This guitar was a "blemished" product, though I can honestly say that I haven't found one cosmetic issue with the guitar yet. After polishing it up, the guitar looks and sounds flawless. I also work for a music company, but these were crazy back ordered, so I went through SDM and payed the "at cost" pricing for a "blemished" product without any blemish whatsoever. This was a great deal and I am so glad to have chosen Same Day Music.