bowdogmusic wrote:I used to sell instruments for a living. Anything from First Act is a subpar product. They shouldn't even be allowed to call their products "musical instruments."
I grabbed a First Act LP-style guitar for super cheap on clearance (25 I think) from an unnamed evil entity about 7-8-ish years ago just for shiggles, and I swear it was the best guitar I've ever bought. Straight as a pin, great tone, great action, amazingly servicable pickups, solid signal with a nice chunky bottom, really cool thick green marbly finish, and the damn thing held tune forever. Little light in the body, the sustain was alright but unremarkable, but it was a real joy to play. It was my main demo/laptop guitar. I dared not gig with it EVER, I'd prolly have been laughed out the door.
I wish I still had it, but the rugrat boofed it bad. I'd try another if I had the chance, but I fear I either got real lucky with the first one, or they've since slipped. Sigh. I shoulda salvaged the parts, but I just gave it an undignified dumpster burial.
Anyway, just saying, First Act is good for what they do, making entry-level instruments for entry-level players. Yeah, they make toys too, as this drum thingy illustrates. But, at least back in day, they made some good stuff for cheap.