Price paid: $ 790
Purchased from: The Arts
Sound — 10
This guitar suits my music style perfectly because I am into classic rock and blues and all the greats (most of them) used les Pauls such as Jimmy page or Slash. I use it with a Marshall MG30DFX and love it. It has a very rich vibrant tone but at the same time a deep tone which sounds very nice.
Overall Impression — 10
I have been playing for 5 years and love it. If this guitar was stolen I would definitely buy another one and if not I would by the standard or classic. I love the colour, shape, fell and sound of this guitar, it is perfect. It would be kind of neat it had some white or cream trim around the edges.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar is a beast and would with stand live playing any day of the year. The hardware is 5 years old and is still fine and I bought strap locks just in case because you can never be too careful. I would depend on this for any concert, and the finish does not seem like it will wear off only a little gold wore off and that is because it is 24 karat gold which is very soft.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
There were no flaws in the guitar and am not sure how the factory set it up because I got mine used but it came perfectly set up only a little unnoticeable gold started to wear off of the bridge. The action came set right and the finish was amazing.
Features — 10
My les Paul was made in 2003 and is wine red with a pick guard. It has 2 volume and 2 tone knobs and 22 frets. It has gold plating and is a solid maple top with a mahogany back and rosewood neck backed with mahogany. IT has a wide neck which suits my playing type. It has a Tune-o-Matic bridge with a stop bar tailpiece and has a 490r humbucker and a 498t humbucker neck pickup. They are Standard Gibson green key tuners. It came with a Gibson hard shell case.