Submitted February 17, 2015 by Tim S in Annville, KY
"First time buyer"
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This is the first time I bought from zZounds.com and I must say im impressed. The only things I wasn't really satisfied with was the packaging. Everything was packed in two boxes so its not really a big deal, but the outside box was pretty rough, so I was nervous about opening it up, To my surprise however, everything was in excellent condition. The shipping was really fast, and affordable and everything arrived when it was supposed to. I would definitely recommend zZounds to anyone and have been. Great experience
I bought the player pack Epiphone Les Paul special 2. This is my first guitar. I have to say the guitar sounds so good. The included 10 watt amp, has the Epiphone brand on it, so I don't know what the amp actually is, but all I have to say about that is WOW 10 watts really blew me away. I didn't think 10 watts would be that loud. One thing to keep in mind is this amp is NOT a Marshall stack, so don't expect it to perform like one. That is one thing a lot of reviewers really get under my skin with, they compare a 10 or 15 watt amp that costs 30 or 40 dollars to an amp that has 10 times the power and 10 times the price and are mad when it doesn't sound like a Marshall, people its not a Marshall, be real and you will be impressed. Now on to the guitar. This is my first guitar so I don't have a lot to base my experience off of, so I let my buddy who has been playing for 20+ years have a go with it and he said it was great, and of course he could make it talk so it sounded great in his hands. I love this guitar, there is a tiny bit of fret buzz on the 14th fret but since im just starting out it doesn't bother me, that is it, that's all I can fuss about. I cant say enough good about this guitar, I love it. It is not neck heavy, it has a fast neck on it, its good quality and built extremely well. So many people will say it doesn't sound like a Gibson Les Paul, but I challenge anyone who says that to show me one thing they can do on the Gibson Les Paul that they cant on the Epiphone and ill admit im wrong. Theres a reason that so many people use a epiphone to practice with, its because they are great guitars. I hesitate to call this a "budget" guitar because it is built so well and plays so nice.
Far as features go it is pretty standard. The guitar is pretty much a les paul junior far as I can tell. All the standard bells and whistles. Amp is pretty much the same.
Ease of Use
Extremely easy to use. I never learned to play guitar but I have had several in my hands over the years and I have to say this one rates up there with the best of them. Everything is right where it needs to be and does exactly what it should.
Ive only had the guitar for a week and a half, but im not worried about it because its a Epiphone. You just cant go wrong with epiphone. If you want to label it as budget you can but its at the top of the food chain with "budget" guitars. I truly expect this guitar to last a lifetime. Im certainly not going to part with it. I may buy others later on when my talent catches up with my ambition, but this guitar will stay with me.
Yes its easily worth what zZounds is asking for it. The guitar itself sells for almost more than the price of the whole pack. Even if you don't need the other stuff that comes with it, you can not go wrong with the price. But for someone like me who is just starting to play, this pack is a dream come true.
no experience with this. Im sure if I ever need them though there wont be any problems.
The Wow Factor
When I opened the box the guitar was packed in I literally caught my breath. I got the Ebony, and the paint job is so well done and so black that it looks like you could reach into it and pull out a blob of black paint, then throw in the chrome hardware and forgeddaboutit
I do not play profesionally, but I have played drums most of my life and just started the guitar.
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