Purchased from: Steves Music Ottawa
Sound — 10
I like to play hard rock and metal. This guitar is perfect for this style because of the mint hb's. I'm using a Marshall MG30DFX which does well enough but needs a pedal to help it along so I'm getting a new metal zone distortion pedal to give it some kick. It has a rich sound - a distinguished sound. I find that my LP has a different sound from any other guitar I've tried.
Overall Impression — 10
I play classic rock a lot and a lot of rockers use Les Pauls like Slash so I think it's a good match. I've been playing for like 3 months now and I have a Marshall amp, Precision patch cord, and a Levi's Lightning Bolt strap. I wish I'd asked how to clean my guitar before I bought it. If it were stolen I'd get this same guitar again. I love the small shape and easy playability. I don't hate anything about it. My favourite part is te sunburst colour. I compared it to other Epiphones and decided that this would be the best guitar for me to have forever. I wish it had better humbuckers obviously but you get what you pay for and I haven't been playing for long.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar can take on anything. I know the hardware will last because this is an Epiphone! I don't use the original strap buttons - I upgraded to lock-on strap buttons so my guitar would never fall. I would use this live any day. I haven't had my epi long enough to tell if the finish will wear off but I'm sure it won't any time soon.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Everything on this guitar is amazing!
Features — 10
My Epi LP Classic what made in China, 2005. It has 22 frets on the rosewood neck with trapezoid fret markers. The body has a really nice mahogany finish with a Heritage sunburst flamed top. There is a 3-way pickup selector, being the treble, both, and rhythm. It has 2 volume controls and 2 tone controls. 2 open coil humbuckers on this beast - the black contrasts nicely with the sunburst finish but it came with a really crappy cable that sucked.