Les Paul Classic review by Epiphone

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 9
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.4 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.9 (270 votes)
Epiphone: Les Paul Classic

Purchased from: Long $ McQuade Music

Sound — 9
This guitar is amazingly versatile and suits any style/genre of music you can think of. It has a great sound even with the stock pickups. It can go from a screaming metal guitar to a deep bluesy guitar with a flick of your toggle switch. Sounds amazing through a Marshall amp and goes loud and has many different tones to it.

Overall Impression — 10
Overall this is an amazing guitar for 3 times less then a Gibson. It is great for all typers of music and compared to my Ibanez it is alot better even though the Ibanez was 700 bucks. I don't regret buying this guitar even though I would rather have a Gibson if you can't afford it this is the next best thing. I would definitely buy this guitar again and even though it is almost half the price of an Epi LP ustom it is 10 times better.

Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar is strong, well put together and can take rough abuse if you dont hammer her too hard. The hardware is good and you can gig on it night after night. It will last a long time if you treat it properly, but put strap locks on with some toothpicks put in the holes to strengthen so they dont come out while playing.

Action, Fit & Finish — 9
When I first picked up this guitar I was amazed at how good it looked and how well it was put together. The action was nice and low and it was almost perfctly intonated. The pickups were at a good height (treble was a bit high) and the wood grain and finish was simply stunning. There were only a couple minor flaws that I could and see today which were loose tuner brushings and the strap button comes loose every once and a while, but that was quickly solved with some toothpicks. Overall strong and reliable.

Features — 9
2004 Korean Made Epiphone Les Paul Classic with 22 fret rosewood fretboard goes perfecly with the beautifu l cherry sunburst flametop finish. standard 3 was toggle Switch and 2 volume 2 tone control knobs on this single cut-a-way guitar with 2 open coil humbucker pickups can scream and it stays in tune well with its 14:1 rotomatic grover tuners. The neck is slim taper of the '60s and is modeled after the Gibson Les Paul Classic.

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    I bought the Wine Red Quilt Top version from Musicians Friend for $380 and it is hands-down the best deal out there. This guitar feels, looks, and sounds amazing (and not just for the price). I play mostly hard rock, and this guitar sounds great out of my Fender Deluxe 112 amp. You will NOT be disapointed...