Submitted March 30, 2021 by a customer from gmail.com in Round Rock, TX
"Gold Top Goodness!!!"
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The one I can jam out at a gig and not worry about it being stolen or falling over!!!
This guitar is head and shoulders above a lot of other offerings in its price point. In years past with Epiphone guitars, you’d be itching to swap pickups after 15 minutes of playing. They’re not USA made but still, I feel zero need to change the PUP’s out. Notes ring clear and true and the CTS pots are smooth when dialing in volume and tone without huge jumps in the sound. I’m digging it!!!
I really wish they had not done a mahogany veneer on the back. I would’ve been ok seeing the true color of the guitar. The sides have a good wood grain and I think that it would’ve been visually more appealing to skip the veneer and pass the savings to another area of the guitar such as orange drop caps and a switchcraft toggle.
Ease of Use
Its easy to dial in any tone from the gem with the right amp and pedals for what you’re going after. It’s not a Gibson but close enough that it’s beating out my $2k sg in playability and tone!!!
Fit and finish were unbelievable!!! This is the first budget guitar that actually was in tune and setup correctly out of the box!!! I’m super impressed. No paint bleed or binding issues and no need to run out to get a luthier to fret level or setup. Nut was cut perfect as well. They have really upped their QC at Epiphone!!!
This guitar will probably jump in price for what it is. Same deal when the Epiphone 1960 Tribute Plus came out at $599 and now sells for $200 more. It’s a great buy if you’re after the “Les Paul” sound and look, on a budget and don’t want to take the real one to the gig!!!
I have not tried to contact Epiphone and have never had to deal with them directly.
The Wow Factor
It’s a sexy, semi-period correct guitar!!! The new head stock looks better than the Epi’s of years past. There’s a reason why these guitars are on back order so often. The look, playability, the sound. Grab one before they change it up...again!!!
Engineer, producer, writer, semi-professional
Kind of a loaded question!!!
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