Submitted January 31, 2019 by Ralph D in Everett, WA
"I Love This Axe WAAAY More Than I Expected To!"
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Having some experience with Epi guitars at this price point, I knew what to expect, or so I thought. This one has exceeded my expectations everywhere - the visuals are spot-on, no blemishes or flaws, the “unique” headstock and logo actually work well together to create a distinctive look. Best of all, the neck is fast AND fairly stiff (a challenge for other Epiphones I own). There are no unwanted buzzes or resonances, it’s comfortable on both shoulder and lap, and if you’re a fan of the look of a Korina guitar, this one hangs right in there with the Korina Vee and the Korina Explorer. It’s retro enough to be a fair stand-in for the Mid-Century Modern original. This one’s definitely a keeper, and I find myself wondering why the original model never made it to production. Perhaps its audience would never be large enough to justify the effort, but if you find this one sings to you, give it a whirl. Kudos to Gibson for selling a nice guitar at this price point - looks, feels, and plays like a much speedier instrument.
Longtime guitar guy, essentially an at-home player now. Play mostly guitar, a bit of bass, working into modern electronics.
Rock (40 plus) years, currently favoring instrumentals and sampled vocals/accents, Industrial, Electronic/Metal hybrids, Modern
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