Les Paul Classic review by Epiphone

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.2 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.9 (270 votes)
Epiphone: Les Paul Classic
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Price paid: $ 379

Purchased from: Guitar Center

Sound — 10
I like to play with a lot of tone and tremble on it. The tone on it is amazing, and sound's terrific. I was up to my expectations, and got the sound that I wanted out of it. One of the biggest things that surprised me how was great distortion on I got on it. It can play think and heavy fuzz and great metal with heavy distortion on it. I wasn't expecting it play that good fuzz. I don't much of a problem with it being noise or having much feed back, although I get a little feed back and noise when I switch to rhythm pickup, but not very much.

Overall Impression — 9
I like to play a wide range of music, and for the most part it can play every gene I want to play. I personally think it sounds best in the metal, hard rock, rock and roll distortion gene such as AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Nirvana, ect. It can play some blue and ok jazz, but it doesn't play clean too well in my opinion, but it can hold its own, and will due for a live performance/recording.

Reliability & Durability — 8
It sounds great live, and recording, you won't have too much trouble with feed back; it is quiet for the most part. How ever on the rhythm pick up there is more feed back than tremble, but not much, not enough to worry about. One thing I have had a problem with is the strap falls off often. I'm not sure if it is the strap or the strap button, I had a problem with this on my other guitar with the same strap, and it could be the strap. In my experience most straps fall off every so often, some more than others, so it could go either way, strap buttons, or just the strap, you might want to watch out for that when playing live. If I hold the guitar up enough when I play I usually don't have too much of a problem with it. I can depend on it with out a back up ay gigs; it holds it tune very well.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
I have not had any problems with is being poorly made, everything was up to my standards and was pretty close to a Gibson in my opinion. I have played some Gibson's that didn't sound or was put together as well as this guitar is. Also one of the best thing about this guitar is how well the finish on it. I got the transparent blue finish done, and it looks terrific. I couldn't be any happier with any other color in that finish, although looks great in almost any color you get it in.

Features — 9
2006 model made from China. It has 22 frets, rosewood fret board, and mother of pearl trapezoid inlay. Mahogany body and neck, quilt top finish, solid top, alder body. Two open-coil humbuckers, two volume and two tone controls, Tune-O-Matic, and chrome hardware.

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    hippieking24
    b.b-king_19 wrote: It's an EPiphone Don't expect much out of it
    epiphones are still good. they may just be copies of gibsons, but they are pretty good guitars
    garfunkleskater
    hippieking24 wrote: b.b-king_19 wrote: It's an EPiphone Don't expect much out of it epiphones are still good. they may just be copies of gibsons, but they are pretty good guitars
    Your right but getting a Gibson is soo much more worth it then cheaping out on a rip off. : )
    †D3/\thRoW†
    Yes i have the black/grey quilt top Epi Classic and it plays and sounds awesome... good guitar. i play it rather than my drummers dads '79 strat chet atkins gibson....most of the time =P
    †D3/\thRoW†
    Yes i have the black/grey quilt top Epi Classic and it plays and sounds awesome... good guitar. i play it rather than my drummers dads '79 strat and chet atkins gibson....most of the time =P
    the_man101
    man i have been reading what others have paid for it, and i feel bad, some people paid over $200 more than me, i acutally piad $302 cash for it, and that was including like 30 bucks tax, it was priced at 499.00 at GC but they matched the price from music friend (379.00), and i got 100 dollar trade in on my squire. and that was how much i paid for it almost exactly one year before
    Stop Messin'
    Epiphones are great guitars(if you get the right one) There's a place in china or japan, Quiloe or something like that, and they make high end Epiphones that sound great. Of course an Epi is gonna sound bad when compared to a $3000 Gibson or Fender. I say if you want an Epiphone, buy one. Kids save for 9, 10 months for an Epiphone, only to be let down by people saying "Epiphones are crap, save for a Gibson".
    ptownbob
    im sick of people downing epi's. sure the 3 to 5 hundred dollar ones may be a little cheap, but get a custom for about 6 hundred and you're getting a decent guitar. i own the z.w. custom and threw in the real emg's and it rips. it's just how well you play. you think it sounds better because you WANT it to sound better. it's in your head.
    sexybeast101
    this sound on this guitar isnt very good in my opinion,but if you just changed the pickups,it would really cool.
    bass1991guitar
    eppıphone rule!! my lıttle bro has a specıal edıdıon goldtop les paul. ıts the best not better than a real 1 tho
    CustomCustom
    I cant wait to get the quilt top wine red. on sale now for $379 plus i got a $25 internet ocupon yesterday
    minixmin
    for those of you who have strap problems with this guitar buy the dimarzio cliplok straps. they are the best!! if your fretboard turns dryish then get a polish.... (i think my is called fret cleaner or somethn) i also suggest NOT to get the epi hardshell case it sucks!!! i accidentally bumped it into a wall and a piece off the case is now hanging off!! it also smells really bad