Purchased from: the guitar centre
Sound — 9
The sound is excellent from classic rock to heavy metal. I mostly play classic rock. But also can play some heavy metal and punk. Punk style music by artists such as Green Day are played excellent on this guitar and heavy metal artists such as Wolfmother also sound great. You can also play some blues rock by artists like Jimi Hendriz sounds great with an effects pedal. I am currently using a Zoom effects pedal with a Vox Pathfinder 10. sounds great. The guitars tone can vary from classic rock sounds to punchy punk rock riffs.
Overall Impression — 10
The overall impresion it good. I have been playing for almost 1 year and a half now and play various tunes from Hendrix, Green Day, Wolfmother, RHCP and many more. If it was stolen I would definetly bye a new one but mite go up to a Epiphone Les Paul Standard. I compared this product to a Yamaha and I thought the Yamaha didn't have the same sustain as the Epiphone. Overall I think the guitar rocks and would definetly recoment it for beginers to moderate players. Retail price ($680 AUS).
Reliability & Durability — 8
I think the guitar is preety reliable the strap buttons are solid. The hardware is really good. Don't think it will rust. The finish is great enough and will not wear away in time. The tuners work real well and stay in tune 98% of the time.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The guitar was set up preety good. The only I could complain about is the neck. On the fretbourd there is a few dings but nothing to noticeable. I still have the stock pickups on the guitar and they sound great. I love the finish on it blue/purple chamelion.
Features — 9
This guitar is a Epiphone Les Paul Studio chamelion. It came with a leather Epiphone hard case. The guitar has 22 medium size frets. The gutiar is a limited edition 'Epiphone custom shop'. It was made in korea and 100% set up in the USA. The neck is medium and made from mahogany. the body is also mahogany and has a blue/purple chamelion finish. It has a Standard tuno-matic bridge. It has rhythm and treble pickups like all lespauls and 2 tone and 2 sound lecel knobs. The tuners are grover tuners and stay in tune all the time.