Les Paul 100 review by Epiphone

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 9.2 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.9 (2,209 votes)
Epiphone: Les Paul 100
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Sound — 10
I play rock through to heavy metal playing my LP as mainly a Rythem player, but it is good at bith rythem and lead parts. It cuts into rock like butter and when you crank it up for the metal sound you will have a screaming axe like the best of them. Im using a 30 what amp which finds it hard to take through Digitech and Vox effects which gives it even more playabilty, range an the ability to develop and inprovise. It sounds perfect, even better than any Fender I have ever played, with a real rich rock attitude with loads of potential an variety!

Overall Impression — 10
This axe suits the music I play better than any none Gibson/ESP guitar I have ever played, although sounds better live than recorded. I have been using it for live gigs for a few weeks and it's great, but use my Gibson Explorer for Studio work. I would buy again definatly, if even to put Gibson pickups in it, its great value and an awesome guitar. I really recommend it!

Reliability & Durability — 8
This Axe can take a beating and still purs softly in your arms, the pickups take EVERYTHING you send at them an just spit out a fat sound back at you. The finish is perfect except for the belt buckle sraches on the back but apart from that it lasts ages and plays amazingly...like a perfect housewife, shrink, mate and lover!

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
I have had no problem with the action, it comes outta the box and ready to rock and thrash! The body was in perfect condition as were the headstock and fret-board, which was a nice treat to be able to play out of the factory! Everything was in full working order and the pickups were fine! The only thing i did was to remove the plate exposing tiny screw holes that are hardly visable! It was Perfect!!!

Features — 8
This baby is a 2003 Korean made Les Paul 100. 22 Frets, dot inlays. Its a solid top black body, with two US made open coil humbukers, with a cream scratchplate and cream pickup housing. It has a three way selector to define the sound that you want, however the LP has a very flat clean sound and in comparison is no better than aa cheap Strat copy. However when played with bite and distortion the guitar can blow you away and has anything but a great amp working its socks off. It has a stop tailpiece bridge and plays like a dream!

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