Price paid: A$ 379
Purchased from: Allans
Sound — 9
When I tryed it out instore I tested it on a Hiwatt 50 watt amp and the cleasns sounded amazing on the Hiwatt. At the moment I play it through a Line 6 Spider IV 30 and it gives of a really warm tone.This guitar loves distortion. It sounds great clean, dirty or with heavy distortion. I play Mostly Metallica, ACDC, Iron Maiden, Arctic Monkeys. For what I play it sounds great and plays well the action isn't to high of too low.
Overall Impression — 9
This guitar is very good and I would recommend it to other people. However if it was stolen I would probally upgrade to something worth about more. When I bought it I was comparing it to the Epiphon SG 310, but the Les Paul is the hands down winner. Despite the fact I love the shape of the SG.
Reliability & Durability — 9
it's pretty much gone unscathed for the first two years. Although the finish is starting to lose its smoothness. The finish shows finger prints really easily when the light is shining on the light I have to keep wiping it with my cloth. It seems really reliable and will last for years to come. I'm not in any band so I don't know how it would hold up during a gig.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
I'm still using the factory set up including the factory strings although I've had to change my E string once. On some frets I get some buzz like the 14th fret and when start going 17+ My toggle Switch is slowly starting to become lose with use as well as the lead socket but i just tighten the input with some pliers.
Features — 8
My Les Paul 100 was hand crafted in Indonesia. It has 22 jumbo frets. Mahogany body and neck(Bolt-on). Mine is Heritage cherry sunburst. Features a Tune-O-Matic bridge, Alnico V Humbuckers and a 3 way toggle switch. it came with a lead which wasn't of a very good standard. 2 volume knobs and 2 tone knobs for the bridge and neck pick ups.