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Item Reviews for: Epiphone Limited Edition Genesis Deluxe Pro Electric Guitar  -  EPI EGGN LIST

Epi Genesis
By: ChuckD      Submitted: 10/3/2013

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? Gorgeous guitar in Black Cherry. Coil splitting makes for versatility as Strat-like sounds can be achieved. Some minor finish and fret blemishes and weird feel to the neck. Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? Really well put together for the price. Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? I haven't played an Epi/Gibson electric in six years (last one was a Gibson LP studio), pretty much exclusively playing Strats, so for me the neck is taking some getting used to. It's comfortable but an odd feel for me. It's thin front to back and wide from side to side (E to E). Epi says that's a "D" shape. Okay. Not bad, just different and as I've been playing this more I'm slowly getting used to it. Short(er) scale neck also takes some time to adjust too as I've been tending to move my fret hand too far while playing and overshoot the frets I'm aiming for. Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? Love the tone. Although my favorite guitarists usually play Strats I'm finding out I can get a lot of the same sounds with the coil splitting and my ears aren't bleeding after, since you can still use the tone control on the bridge. Does get kinda dark sounding with lower notes, especially with the neck p/u, even with the tone control all the way to ten. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? There are some areas of red overspray on the binding and a couple of places where the red colorcoat is thin and appears to be missing good coverage. The finish seems soft to me. Already have pick scratches in it under the high "E" string and around the lower cutaway. That's fine though, scratches give it character. Epiphone says those are pearloid inlays on the fretboard but they look oddly like stickers; in certain light you can see a glossy surface surrounding the edge of the inlay. Might just be me though. Mine has a big glob of clear coat on the bottom edge of the fretboard (past the last fret). Would take no time to sand it down but haven't done it yet. The frets need polishing on mine, also. When I first received it and would bend notes I could feel the rough surface of the frets. Playing has taken care of that problem though. Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? Great value. If it wasn't for my fat, stubby fingers and playing some songs that I just can't make the stretch on with this guitar, I wouldn't need another. Playability How was the action out of the box? Best way I can describe the action out of the box is 'good, but your results may vary.' Seems like Epiphone set it up so you can set it up. Medium high action (but playable) along the lines of a high action on a Strat. Still have room to raise the strings, if that's your thing, and lots of room to lower them. The "LockTone Tune-O-Matic" doodads work but my high "E" saddle is all the way forward and still isn't intonated. Also, I'd like the push-pull volume pots to have a tighter feel to them. When rotating them they turn smoothly but too easily compared to the tone pots which have more friction.
Well Built Guitar and a Great Sound!
By: Kevin F. Hoffmann from Shelton, WA. USA, ferruge2000@yahoo.com      Submitted: 6/24/2013

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Easy to love
By: Bayonet Lunch      Submitted: 5/7/2013

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General Your general opinion of this product. Have put it down just long enough to type this. Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Well made and sturdy. No tuning or intonation problems. I believe it comes with .010 - .046 strings. Clean signal. It does have a plastic nut but none of the strings bind. Neck is straight and required no truss rod adjustment. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? The bridge pickup is hotter and you can get some nice smooth tones from the neck pickup. Very versatile. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Sorry AMS, your pictures do not do it justice. The black cherry is deep and rich. No flaws that I can find. Very sexy.
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