Price paid: £ 549
Purchased from: Guitarguitar Edinburgh
Sound — 9
I play in an alternative/heavy rock band and it's suits our style great and blends well with my lead guitarist Epiphone SG. The clean is surprisingly smooth ran through we Line 6 Spider IV 75 and even on some extremely cranked gain a D chord can still be heard clearly. Over all I listen to anything from Mark Ronson to The Cancer Bats. Buy it you won't regret it.
Overall Impression — 9
Great match for me I have been playing for about 3 years and 1 with my current band Backtrack you should check us out if you want a rough idea of what it sounds like this. If it was stolen I'd find the f--ker who took it because of Miss October and she's never let me down.
Reliability & Durability — 9
This guitar will withstand a f--king hurricane never mind a little stage wear although gold painted hardware does fade inevitably the strap buttons are great but I sling my guitar LOW meaning I have to install strap locks soon and the finish is solid. I think this guitar will do me for the next 2 years before I get bored.
Action, Fit & Finish — 7
Unfortunately Guitarguitar didn't care to tell me I was buying the floor model but I bought it none the less the factory set up or shop set up in this case was good but I have recently put my favorite Ernie Ball skinny top Heavy bottoms on it and adjusted the truss slightly. And now My Miss October guitar vynl is in the mail making its way towards me.
Features — 8
My one was made 2004 in china its got everything everyone else's has Gibson DESIGNED pickups but I think of them as Epiphone Alinico V pickups it's a mahogany body with a set mahogany neck with rose wood fretboard (Cringe) it has Grover tuners and with a little tweaking kept the guitar in tune for two days. Standard Tune-O-Matic bridge. Three way selector. Mine is Finished in alpine white with gold hardware and a black pick guard although I removed the pick guard just out of personal preference.