Price paid: € 560
Purchased from: Codahangszer
Sound — 9
I play, rock, metal, acoustic and blues, this guitar is perfect for blues, rock, and acoustic, I mstly use an Epiphone Firebird to play metal and hard rock. I usually don't use an effect because it has quite a nice sound without effects, I use a 75w amp. The guitar has a big variety of sounds, it goes from high to low and even blues/jazz effects.
Overall Impression — 9
I play rock, metal, acoustic and blues and many other styles with my band, this guitar espeacially good for soloing, imporvising, playing blues and acoustic, it ishowever my second favourite guitar because I have an Epiphone Firebird that is slightly better for the genres I play most (hard rock and metal), if I lost the guitar I would buy it back, the Epiphone Les Paul is great for people Who have a budget, it is up to 6 times cheaper than a Gibson Les Paul but the Gibson isn't 6 times better, the big difference between the Gibson and the Epiphone Les paul is that the Gibson has much better pickups but unless you use an amp with over 250w you cannot tell much of a difference.
Reliability & Durability — 9
The guitar can be played at very high volumes, with any effect, it could easily withstand any live playing (proof would be the band, My Chemical Romance who uses 2 of these guitars), the hardware is good, I've had the guitar for over 2 years and it works as well as it did on the day I bought it, it so far hasn't needed servicing or fixing. The finish is very strong and lasting, the colour hasn't faded at all. The quality of the guitar is great, about 2 weeks after I bought it, my guitar case broke and tje guitar slammed hard on to the concret into a puddle, there was no dammage to it at all apart from sum scratches and chips on the edge.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
the guitar was well built at the factory, everything was well put together, the bridge, frets, nobs and pickups are all well done, the guitar didn't need servicing, the guitar only has one flaw and that is the weight, it's extremely heavy (5 Kg) for a guitar, but it doesn't bother me.
Features — 8
The "Neck" was made in China and the "Body" in Europe. It has 22 frets, the neck is made of mahogany and so is the body. The Body style is the typical Les Paul style, it's black and is made to look like a woman and it has a string-thru body, it has 4 nobs, 2 for vollume, one of them for the high strings and the other for the low strings, there are 2 other nobs for regulating the bass and treble, there is also a Switch that has three settings going from treble to rhythm, it has 4 Epiphone pickups.