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I didn't get a good one
on 20 May 2014
Sadly, I was not overly impressed with the one I received.
The treble/rhythm switch was defective on the treble setting. ie mute most of the time and when it did occasionaly work was crackly / electrically noisy. The paint finish, wasn't.. I could see black clouding in a couple of places on the body through the otherwise beautiful red finish. Frets three to eight had a redish staining on them - perhaps glue. Didn't seem to effect play but annoying all the same. Low e string would buzz against frets when played firmly open. A tweak on the bridge didn't seem to cure this. Neck looked straight as far as my untrained eye could tell.
I wasn't expecting Gibson or PRS levels of quality, but a guitar needs to function firstly and be finished to a reasonable standard, but this particular copy just wasn't. Is there such a thing as a friday afternoon guitar? Seems strange after all the other alleged good reviews on here.
All the other contents in the kit were present and functional. The amp was definitely budget, but at least it worked... how sad is it that I was most impressed with the supplied tuner. Need to get myself one of those.
I wouldn't really recommend this to guitar to even a learner. I have another 'budget' guitar (Hohner Rockwood - Les Paul type) and it seems so much better put together and plays very nicely with very little setup. I might have to swallow my pride / noobness and visit a music shop and see some alternates in the metal/wood.
Also, I'll take this opportunity to have a snipe at Amazon as they would only pay £3.30 in postage charges to get this back to them. It cost me an additional tenner more to get it returned.
Giving a two star review as a one star indicates that I hated it. I wouldn't go that far. It didn't kill anyone I know or cause me any serious injury, but wasn't a functional guitar irrespective of the relative budget price.