Price paid: $ 445
Purchased from: sweelee
Sound — 9
I play almost evrything except jazz fusion stuff.Using my Fender G-DEC pratice amp, so all kinds of effects in a box.I usually use some heavy gain+ some wah or resolver+reverb to get my fav GN'R/metallica sound n the treble pickups and on cleans I use some reverb at rhythm pickup 4 some good acoustic sounds. Overall it sounds pretty les paulish and harsh, yeah! I love the fat sound it makes, totally diff sound from my Strat, more crunch to the tone.
Overall Impression — 9
Good combinaton to my Strat. After 2 years of playing, this is a good buy besides my signature Stratocaster. I really wanna ask something, how'd to prevent the gold from tarnishing. Stolen, I'll buy a new one to replace it unless I have enough money 4 a real Gibson. In summary: great tone, awesome finish, too sexy, great buy. Thin gold plating, alittle heavy, are it's downsides, otherwise it would be perfect 4 a lincesed Les Paul copy.
Reliability & Durability — 8
So far so good, nothing has came loose or dropped out. The strap buttons are solid as a rock, the guitar sure able to withstand knocks. I would use this without no backup. The only bad thing is that the gold on the pickup covers are rather thin and will fade over time or after apply some metal polish, but makes it look cool and gives it some character.
Action, Fit & Finish — 7
Pretty well made, got the cream of the crop from the store, but a little paint spill round the neck but it's not so bad, but the flamed top was perfect wiith no blems. The tuners are good, so as the pickups, output jack(needed alittle tightening). The only prob was that the gold plating really needs to be taken care of, as the part of the bridge where the strings came in contact was already faded, but overall, well made, firm and solid, and sexy. Playablity is alright but not as slick as my Strat.
Features — 10
Epiphone Les Paul Custom Plus, 2007 model, China made. Features 22 rosewood frets, pearl inlays, C-shaped neck and everything you want from a basic les paul. Full mahogany body, with a flamed maple top. Cherry sunburst one I bought, came with aa epi hard shellcase, Epi cable, and Epi leather strap.