Written on: 25/12/2012 by KokoKwyn (1 review written)
I am a 30+ year professional guitarist working in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Decided to purchase an inexpensive electric guitar to keep at my dad's in my home state of Michigan for long visits at he local Guitar Center. I had planned to buy this used Yamaha Pacifica guitar until I picked this thing up. To my great surprise, it felt, played and sounded fantastic for such an inexpensive instrument. The fret work is decent. It is light as a feather. The guitar felt like it was set up by a professional.
The sound is very good, and this instrument is very versatile. Mine has 2 humbuckers. The output is low which makes it good for blues, fusion and R&B. It sounds very good with pedals and will shine for those wanting to produce a decent classic rock guitar sound straight out of the gate. For those wanting heavier thump, pair it with a Boss Metal Zone pedal or spend $120 and drop in a pair of Wilde Bill Lawrence L-500s! This guitar would scream and you will have only spent $210 total!!
I have many guitars vintage and new which cost thousands of dollars. I bought this guitar for $89! It looks sharp, and does not feel cheap at all. Obviously it is not a typical American, Japanese or Mexican Strat (this is made in Indonesia), but it will certainly make a lot of parents and kids happy as a first electric. It will not hold a beginner back, and it can be upgraded hardware-wise. I have used it on a few gigs, and I is a joy to play. Fender got this one right!
My guitar is a metallic burnt orange with a black pickguard (very sharp). The ultra-light body is basswood (a good tone wood for heavy metallurgists). The fretboard is rosewood. In my opinion, you cannot get more bang for the buck with this guitar. Many a kid will be happy on Xmas day if one of these shows up under the tree! Very happy with this purchase!