Price paid: $ 400
Purchased from: Chris Guitars (NY)
Sound — 10
The sound is awesome! I love how versatile this guitar can be. I play the heavy metal rock, to a grunge, and to even a punk style, and yet when you play it clean, and just strum open chords. It sounds so beautiful. I would've thought that the bottom B would muffle the sound too much, but nope, it sounds crisp and clean. Even when it's unplugged, it still sounds great!
Overall Impression — 10
I play a decent mix of heavy metal rock to softer tones, this guitar is very versatile. Don't let the Extra B-string scare you away. This axe can head in almost any direction given the right hands to take it that way. The only flaw I personally have with the guitar, is that it is a bit heavy, but with time you tend to over look that. All in all, great guitar to own, just very hard to find one, run lots of searches for it, and you will eventually find one.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I know this guitar can go the distance. Don't let the name Epiphone fool you at all. This guitar is just as ready to rock as you are, and can keep up with the best of them. I would definitely keep this guitar in my front line up, hands down, this guitar is veeeery reliable.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The action on the guitar is superb! Just simply perfect, not too high, not super low, just perfect, you can solo on this guitar like no tomorrow, and still play bar and power chords without getting tired. With this guitar, you rarely have to tune, even with fresh strings! Put them on there, spend about 10 minutes fine tuning them, then viola! They're set, and only after very hard playing have I had to go back and tweak them a bit. The finish on the guitar is just radiant! Almost everybody that I show this guitar to their mouths just drop in awe. The finish on the Vintage Sunburst is just off the chart.
Features — 10
Everything that a standard Epiphone LP would have, just the addition of the B-String, if you have the chance, buy the Vintage sunburst flametop, the finish is Breath taking! I like the tones I can get with this guitar, I love the high crunchy sounds, and even tho the bottom B gives it more of a bassy feel. If you work with it, you can come out with some heavy hitting sounds, people complain about the nexk being too wide, I did at first, but I adjusted to it pretty quickly. It's not as bad as everyone says it is, I feel wierd going back to a normal 6 stringed guitar, thats how use to it I got lol.