Submitted December 1, 2019 by Evan H in Erie, PA
So something I learned after the purchase, is that Epiphone is Gibson. It is owned by Gibson, Gibson’s are the American made guitars. And Epiphone is still gibson, but it is their guitar made in China through cheap labor so the MSRP is also cheaper. The sound quality is very similar, along with the build and hardware. Not very easy to tell apart the sound, but throw some Gibson pickups in, and there’s absolutely no distinguishing them apart by sound. Amazing guitar, amazing price, literally can not go wrong in buying this. It’s basically buying a Gibson just without the name on the headstock.
The sound is great, get a good amp and you’ll have screaming highs and mellow lows. This guitar plays beautifully, clean and distorted.
The features in this guitar that I absolutely love, are the speed knobs, covers on the pickups, all the colors they make, all beautiful, a nice set neck, even paint an coating all over and up to the headstock. Strong headstock and neck, fretboard seems to be very nice for the price, only cons are the tuning pins are not metal, isn’t a big deal. And the last one is not a pro or con, it’s personal preference, this is quite the heavy guitar, it’s solid. I love the weight and strength. seems high quality and sits more comfortably, my opinion.
Ease of Use
Guitar is easy to use, adjust to rhythm, treble, or in the middle with both pickups. The traditional 2 volume 2 tone knobs one of each for each pickup, makes it easy to control and manipulate the sound of this guitar. So much is in control, makes playing this so much more pleasing.
Great build. Set neck, good weight good look, sounds beautiful, and holding it, you can tell just how nice of a guitar this is.
100% get this. Value at $400 for the studio deluxe, there really isn’t any going wrong, sounds beautiful, looks beautiful, basically a Gibson, but built in a Chinese plant.
Never needed to contact (so far)
The Wow Factor
I picked this up, and the wow factor was there. I just immediately understood that this guitar was going to be a good purchase.
Guitar, flute, violin. Since elementary school, and jam at home, in the future I hope to build on and record music.
I like rock, folk, and country mainly
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