This guitar i bought for 99 bucks on amazon for christmas and it plays just like schecters of much higher prices. I highly recommend using Ernie Ball RPS Power Slinkys for this guitar because they sound great at all tunigns
This guitar handles low tunings such as A and A# extremely well without fret buzz. It has a very mean, heavy-weight sound on the low end for chugs. but also a very clear, solid sound on the mid and high end. You can hear every string sound off no matter what chord you play. I highly recommend this guitar to anyone who is an entry-level metal player.