Les Paul 100 review by Epiphone

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.9 (2,209 votes)
Epiphone: Les Paul 100
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Price paid: $ 350

Purchased from: Guitar Center

Sound — 9
It has a rich, full sound when on treble. For rhythm though, it's rather muddy, especially on distortion. Using a Fender Dyna-Touch III Bullet 150 Guitar Combo Amp and Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal, the sound is great, even on full distortion. I use this guitar for playing many different styles ranging from folk to blues to punk to hard rock; all of these styles are easily achieved using this guitar.

Overall Impression — 10
Since my style is mainly punk-rock and blues, this guitar really comes in handy. I've been playing for 3 years and have 3 other left-handed guitars and a bass. If this guitar was stolen, I'd definetly buy it again considering it was rather cheap and sounds amazing. I love how smooth the body style is and how well it sounds. I just don't like how the overdriven rhythm toggle sounds. I've compared this to guitars ranging from Ibanez to Fender and Gibson; this one comes in second only to Gibson.

Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar is very reliable. I use it for small gigs, even though they do get wild. I use this as my main guitar and have an Ibanez GRX20L for backup. The whole guitar should last for a while.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The guitar was built well. There are no visible scratches even though it has been thrown around and banged and such. This guitar was manufactured with great care.

Features — 10
My Les Paul 100 is 2004 Indonesian made. It has 22 jumbo frets. The neck is bolt-on Mahogany and the body is Mahogany as well. The color scheme is cherry sunburst and is very beautiful. The 100's body is a little smaller than the regular Les Paul's body style. I don't know what type of pickups they are, I just assume that they are Epiphone-made; they a dual humbuckers and have a 3-way toggle. The bridge is a Tune-O-Matic bridge, and keeps the guitar in tune even when playing the hell out of it. Mine is left-handed and came with strap-locks, a gig bag, and a strap (extra $30 for free).

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