Elitist '61 SG Standard review by Epiphone

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 7.6 (91 votes)
Epiphone: Elitist '61 SG Standard

Price paid: $ 650

Purchased from: ebay

Sound — 10
This guitar sounds great. It has the very rich sound that only humbuckers can produce. It sounds great on solo's, and puts down a very bassish rhythum. I have heard it closely compared with a Stratocaster, and the Strat sounded nausiatingly high pitched and annoying next to it. This guitar suites my style of music, AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stevie Ray Vaughn, JJ. Cail, Grateful Dead ect. perfectly.

Overall Impression — 10
This guitar out of all the ones I have played is by far the best. I would even reomend it to people over Gibsons. It plays rock and roll and blues superbly. I play it through a Marshall half stack, and an assortment of Digitech petals, (BP2000, Hot Rod, a Wah Wah, and a Blues Driver). Personaly if somebody stole this guitar, I would hunt them down and beet their ass.

Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar almost never goes out of tune. It withstands even the roughest tweking and bending. I have no doubt that this guitar will outlast us all. The finish has even withstoud and bash from the headstock of my freinds Jackson DK Dinky.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
This guitars finish is superb. There is not one flaw in the finish. I've had it for 3 months and it hasn't been into the shop once. The action doesn't buzz at all. The rosewood fretboard is really fast, and your hand moves along it like butter.

Features — 10
This guitar was made in 2004. All of the parts are American made, grover tuners, 50RS humbucker USA rhythum pickup, 60ST humbucker USA treble pickup. 2 tone, 2 volume, 3 way Switch, and nickle hardware, but assembled in Japan. It comes with a Epiphone Elitist hardshell case ($130 value) free. It has the same type of body on it as a Gibson SG Standard.

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    i see one of this sg's but with gold cover humbuckers, i think it's the same, but it's price was $370 (obiously used)