It's a Gibson Ladies and Gents!
By: Nate Hewett from Columbus, MS
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
the quality of this item is evident as soon as you pick it up. Feels solid, finish is great. Setup/Action was good right out of the box. Gibson is know for building some of the best guitars in the business.
How has it stood up over time?
I cannot really speak for mine in general b/c I have only had it 5 days now. Only one night of playing. The Les Paul however has been around since the 50's and stood the test of time better than most!
Your general opinion of this product.
Overall, it's great! Plays and sounds amazing. Stunning finish and wood. Mine has a decent top on it. The flaming is good, but nothing you will see on a magazine/book cover. What I expected for a AA Grade flamed top.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
The PLEK system is great! I have not had the time to check the setup in detail, but out of the box there's no fret buzz and action is good for me.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
honestly, this Les Paul is brighter than I though it would be! that's not to say that it cannot get thick and chunky at all! I can turn the tone pots more to the treble side and get a really nice chime out of it. I usually associate that more with my Strat. Pleasantly surprised with it overall. I need to check the pickup higth on it though b/c one pickup sounds a little dead in my opinion.
How did the stain or paint job look?
The finish on mine was pretty good. I read several reviews on people getting guitars with runs and other finish problems. Nothing like that here. I had the bar set pretty high for a guitar costing over $2000 and I was happy with what I got.
How was the action out of the box?
plays great! I have not had time to do a full setup on it yet b/c I got it on a Thursday night and moved all weekend. Hopefully in the next week or so, I can run over it with a fine-toothed comb and I will update my review or submit a second opinion!