Price paid: $ 600
Purchased from: Musicians Friend
Sound — 10
The sound on this is great, the sustain is amaazing, it feals like it will never end. It has such a rich les paul tone. The rhythm pickup has a great kinda chug noise for rock and the treble pickup is great for solos. The treble setting which I use the most has such great sound. There is nothing I can complain about sound wise.
Overall Impression — 9
This is a great guitar, I play a lot of modern and classic rock and it dose just fine. I play with a Marshall MG100DFX half cab and the sound it just great. I think if it were stolen or lost, I would just buy a standard, this is a great guitar but for 100 bucks more you dont get a whole lot. I would recommend this guitar if you have the extra money.
Reliability & Durability — 9
I would do pretty much anything with this guitar after I got some new strap buttons. The top strap always falls off, some locking ones would do the trick but I dont have the money at this time. Everything else seems like it will stand up to a lot of wear and tear.
Action, Fit & Finish — 7
This is the only area that I had a problem with, I did not buy the b stock and still it had flaws in the binding and one area in the finish, it annoys me to no end when I look at it. On the bridge there was an odd mark like someone had something on the fingers and touched it and it stayed there. Now I have a chinese factory workers finger print on my guitar. The pickups and things were set up nice however. Pretty much to my liking.
Features — 10
Lets see here, its got 22 frets with block inlays on a rosewood neck which look really nice, the gold Tune-O-Matic bridge, humbuckers and grover tuners look great on the wine red body. It has a bound body, neck and headstock which really sets it off. The inlay in the headstock is very nice. It has a mahogany body and a set mahogany neck. There are 2 volume and 2 tone controls as well as a 3-way switch. It included a cable thats about it. Overall it has just about everything a Gibson has except it was made in china.