A true MASTERPIECE
By: Rob Gibson from Glen Allen, VA. United States
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
This is probably the most well-made guitar I've ever seen up close. I've only had the guitar a couple of weeks, but so far, so good.
How has it stood up over time?
Haven't had it long, but I have a 'Paul studio that I've had for over 20 years and it still works just fine, so this thing should stand up even better.
Your general opinion of this product.
One of Gibson's finest fretted instruments...period.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
This guitar is like a swiss army knife...it works in almost any situation. Soft and melodic, or hard and heavy, it's whatever you want it to be.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Not very familiar with these pickups, but when I plugged in and played them, all the tones I like in a 'Paul were there. The bridge position screams, the neck position is as smooth as silk.
How did the stain or paint job look?
Absolutely gorgeous. If you really put it under the microscope, you can find a couple of imperfections, but that just means it was done by human hands, and I don't mind that at all.
How was the action out of the box?
Played like a dream. The bridge was a bit low for my taste, but after a minor adjustment or two, I could't be happier. I've come to expect to have to do that to any guitar I buy, so no big deal at all.