Price paid: C$ 700
Purchased from: Blue Mountain Music
Sound — 9
I play a vary wide range of musical genres, and it seems to suit all well. Playing though a Line6 spider allows flexibility, but the guitar is extremely quiet, even on the highest gain settings. Both warm acoustic sounds, and rich Les Paul tones can be pulled from the guitar, making it a very versatile instrument.
Overall Impression — 9
It's great for any type of music. I've been playing for almost 3 years, and it blows my original guitar out of the water in terms of quality and playability. It easily competes with higher end guitars. If it were lost or stolen I would definitely consider getting another! The pictures do not do the finish any justice, and it looks amazing. (note that there are some, of the same model with extremely faded finishes, and lower quality flame tops, compared to the one I own) so be careful if you're considering buying one only for that! I browsed several music stores before I found this, and love it to death. Might look at putting in some classic Gibson pickups, for a more Vintage tone, but that again, is personal preference!
Reliability & Durability — 8
This guitar is very solid, and appears as though it will last quite a while. I'd definitely gig with it. Purchased strap locks, more out of preference, the stock ones aren't bad, but I'd rather be safe than sorry! Finish seems to be durable, it's been knocked a few times, no chips dents or scratches yet.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
Guitar was set-up extremely well, no fret buzz until tuning was dropped from Standard to drop-c, holds nearly every tuning very well though. Even though the frets did buzz, the noise was not heard through the amp, so it was not extremely noticeable. Pickups were adjusted fine, no adjustments needed. Great action, just how I like it. No visible flaws, although there was a small crack in the finish when the pick guard was removed (very small) and unnoticeable with the pick guard on.
Features — 9
This guitar was made in korea, and features a chambered mahogany body, cherry burst quilted maple top. It has a 24.75" scale length, nut width of 1.65", 22 medium jumbo frets and a rosewood fretboard. One thing that separates this Les Paul from the others, is the shadow nanomag acoustic pickup located after the 22nd fret, Alnico classic plus humbucking pickups, controlled by 2 volume and master tone knobs. The fourth controls the nanomag pickup, with a 3-band eq located on the back of the guitar.