Incredible guitar for the price
By: John Woodring from Lexington, KY
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Very well made. Very close to the Gibson model.
How has it stood up over time?
Have only had for one month but I don't expect any problems. The guitar is very solid.
Your general opinion of this product.
This is one of the best guitars I own. Over the years people have asked me which one of my guitars is my favorite. I've never really been able to decide until now - this is my favorite guitar. For the price, this guitar cannot be beaten.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
very playable. I like the neck a lot. The controls are easy to access and I particularly love the push-pull pots. In the past I have been forced to install pus-pull pots myself. It's great that Epiphone has made the standard in this guitar.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
The pick ups are great. The sound is very close to a Gibson Les Paul. The added sounds of the series-parallel and phase switches gives it a broader spectrum of sounds usually found only in high end or customized guitars.
How did the stain or paint job look?
Fit and finish is perfect.
How was the action out of the box?
The action was good right out of the box, but I like the action to be as low as possible so I adjusted the bridge and filed down the string slots in the nut and now it is perfect.