Price paid: $ 640
Purchased from: Palen
Sound — 10
This guitar can make sounds from mo-town, to Santana, to Led Zeppelin and sounds great doing any. Seem's like it'd be all show but it is just as beautiful plugged in as it is as decoration.
Overall Impression — 10
I only play the good stuff, and owning this guitar is my miniature protest to all that "rock" and "new-metal" crap. This guitar is from the good old days of rock and roll. Southern rockers rejoice! This guitar will cover any les paul needs. Sweet Home Alabama will sound a little odd without a Strat, but this guitar will play GN'R, Led Zep, Alman Bros., and most Skynyrd as well as you can. If this thing was stolen I'd start shooting people. Plays as well the Gibson standards for normal purposes and I would have no qualms about taking it up in front of the crowd, because what little it lacks in sound it makes up for in style.
Reliability & Durability — 10
Well made and sturdy. All knobs and buttons are tightly secured. Dependable, but no idiot would go to a gig with 1 guitar, this thing begs to bend and your not doing it justice if you don't break a few strings. The finish will only get better with time.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
Action was perfect, pickups were perfect. Bridge needed no adjustment. Some plastic shavings were still on the pick guard from the screw that goes through it, but wiped right off. The sticker on the pick guard left a barely noticable mark. The sticker on one of the back plastic panels left some residue. Selector Switch was a little loose. Finish is beautiful, faux-wear that will only look better with age. The decal on the back is beautiful.
Features — 10
Brand new, Korean Les Paul Standard, 22 frets with "Lynyrd Skynyrd" pearliod inlays. Solid top, mahogany neck, gold top. 3-way selector and independant controls for both pickups. Chrome Classic Alnico-V pickups, Vintage green key tuners, "Lynyrd Skynyrd 30 Years" decal on the back.