Excerpt: I am a Rock and Blues player that needed a work horse guitar to set aside my JS1000 (and others)for jigs and other times. I was not impressed with the pups that came with the guitar or the strings. I replaced the strings and the pups and WOW! The strings made a huge difference in the action and the the pickups I choose were right on the money for a really great sounding and playing guitar.
Excerpt: This guitar has a great sound to it, although it is a little bit muddy, nothing to major, but could have better clarity. Easily fixed with a pickup upgrade. Aside from that, this thing rocks! Amazing sustain, and very powerful. Great guitar for metal, blues, rock, whatever.
Excerpt: I bought one of these 3 years ago for my 11 year old son's Christmas present and he was not disappointed one bit! They were a little cheaper then (but hey, so was everything else). The picture does not do the semi-clear Cherry finish justice at all! It really is a beautiful guitar and has held up well. Sound is good enough that my oldest son carries it for a back up on his gigs.