By: Dan from Cottleville, Missouri
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
I went through the guitar and the Quality was Excellent. Not a blemished anywhere. The finish was perfect..
How has it stood up over time?
I have owner Epiphone Guitars since 1963, in fact this was my first Electric Guitar. That is why I am so excited about the Re-Issue. As well made as this guitar was made I feel it will last a long time. Feels solid..The Neck Pickup Volume Control did not work so I worked it a few time and I guess it cleaned off and started working. Works great now..
Your general opinion of this product.
Came with a Certificate within a Hard Card Folder, Poster, Nut Wrench, Epiphone Bumper Sticker, Very Nice Dark Grey Case with Epiphone Logo and the Guitar. For the price I feel this is well worth it. Even though it is collector grade I plan on using. I had a 1962 Epiphone Crestwood Custom and this is really close to what the original is. The Tail Piece “E” Logo is raised, the original was flush. I could see this getting caught and come off in the future. Also on the Tail Piece the Tremolo has a Spring and the original didn’t. This could be a good revision as on the original the sheer pin is all that would hold and it used to break all the time. Last on the Tail Piece the Original did not have a Screw to hold down the tail piece but after the last pin break the tech drilled a hole in mine and put the screw in. This helped prevent further breaks. On the Butterfly Pick Guard the White part is painted on the re-issue the original was not, somehow it was permanent. The White is already scr
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
My main guitars are Gibson LP's but this is fun to play, brings back great memories.Plays great just how I remember the original. The neck is wide and flat, feels good in my hands. Weight is only around 6 pounds. Very light compared to today’s guitars like the Les Pauls. Feels like you’re playing a SG.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Like the sound of the Mini Humbuckers, sharp biting sound..
How did the stain or paint job look?
Perfect, no issues what so ever..
How was the action out of the box?
Was a bit high out of the box but easy to correct. Normal..