Great travel guitar. Great tuning stability. Great fun to play. Great sounding when plugged in. Zero regrets buying.
Love this guitar to death. Been having a blast with it. Basically, bought it to give me a way to practice daily again, since my job don't allow for much free time--but with a hopeful promotion, that'll give me some free time coming up, and I can use this guitar to fill that free time, by taking it to work with me.
Fit and finish could have been a bit better, won't lie. One of the frets (the 11th, specifically) is a bit raised, could have been polished better. But it's a sub-$500 guitar, and it's a post 2015 Gibson offshoot brand. I didn't expect jawdropping quality.
Pickups are a bit underpowered, but I wasn't expecting high output, metal up your arse, MELT YOUR FACE sound out of 'em. I was expecting about what I got--vintage-esq voiced, medium powered, decent sounding pickups.
Neck feels good, man. Plays fast. Fretwork, apart from that one fret, is pretty good.
Not crazy about the trem. Won't lie. Could have been better.
Out of the box, you'll want to give it a proper setup job.
I would have given it 3.5 stars, but that don't seem to be an option.
a personal version of GT-Pro customized by myself: Ibanez Pots and Selector, Gibson Humbucker on neck, DI Marzio Humbucker Steve Morse on bridge, and a Fender Lace Sensor Single Coil. Steinberger has developed in the 80's guitar handy and comfortable built in carbon fiber with active pick up. Personally I decided to use the Spirit because it is the economic line of Steinberger and has a good handle and the bridge type Steinberger. Basically I prefer not to change radically guitars of great value that mountain already excellent pick ups. The Spirit is in wood and its economic value is about 400 euro. Then I could change completely the electrical smoothly.