Better than expected
By: KarlsKustom from Lynnwood, WA
What is your overall opinion of this product?
This is my first Gibson and I did not know what to expect. Reading all different info and opinions about Gibson. The LPJ Deluxe I received is an excellent guitar in all category's.
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
I own many guitars and basses from all different manufacturers and country's of origin including 8 made in USA and this is one of the best I own.
Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
The neck on this guitar for me is perfect. This and my Carvin TL60T have the best craftsmanship and quality of components of any of my guitars. I have an Epiphone Limited 1960 Standard V3 and 2 Agile 3000's to compare this to. The 50's profile shaped neck with the satin finish is for me the best feeling of the 4. It is slightly chunkier than the V3 and 3000's. The LPJ is the plainest looking of the bunch but as far as overall feel and quality it is worth the extra money.
How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin?
The LPJ Deluxe has BB Pro's and they sound great. Slightly brighter than the BB 1&2's that are in the Epi, alnico 5 vs 2 basically. The BB's are richer sounding than the stock Agile A5 Pup's.
How did the stain or paint job look?
I like satin finishes and if that is your thing this is a flawless one. The wood grain and top are really nicely matched. The neck finish feels smooth and silky.
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
If you are looking for a quality Les Paul style guitar and don't need the fancy aesthetics this has the key quality components and the feel of a more expensive instrument.
How was the action out of the box?
This is one of a few guitars I've bought that was perfectly setup right out of the box. It plays and sounds outstanding.