Price paid: $ 360
Purchased from: Mundt music, Tyler Texas
Sound — 10
Well I bought mine used hence the low price, but it's almost brand new! Cosmetics are gorgeous! Just one good scratch on the back of neck. It doesn't effect playing ability or sound. I play mostly metal and classic rock but the guitar is extremely versatile. Most Epiphone have b grade electronics, these pickups sound awesome. With the right amp, you can get any sound you want from it.
Overall Impression — 10
Downside is it's not USA made but depending on the factory, quality can be very good. I'd buy another 2007 because of it's neck profile. Modeled after a fifties Les Paul so the neck is a little wider. Very comfy throughout long playing. I used to have a 2008 studio and a Vox Valvetronix 30 watt and the sound engulfed me. Tube amps and Les Pauls just go together. I now use a crummy Ibanez 10 watt amp and it still sounds great, but I need a better amp to match the quality of the guitar.
Reliability & Durability — 9
A set neck solid mahogany with maple cap. My guitar is four years old and I'm probably the first to pride it with a case and it it almost brand new. It's a bunch of wood glued together then painted and lacquered. About as tough as that can be. This is a real Les Paul and will last a lifetime.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Hard to say what it wad like out of the box, but the action is great. I play in standard tunic but if you down tune just a minor adjustment on the bridge will accommodate you. And it had a truss rod accessible on the headstock under the plate. The Finnish is gorgeous, I've seen plenty of gondola and this Epiphone looks better or as good. The pots are smooth and the selector toggle works the way it should.
Features — 8
It's an 2007 model. 22 fret neck. Mahogany body, neck. Headstock with planed maple top. Heritage cherry sunburst finish with chrome hardware. Grover tuners, Epiphone tune o matic bridge and tail piece. Chrome pickup covers on dual albino classic humbuckers, and cream binding on body and neck. Trapezoid pearled inlays on a rosewood fretboard on the set mahogany neck. Pickguard with matching pickup rings. Just like a Gibson. Traditional Les Paul electrics.