Price paid: C$ 850
Purchased from: Long & McQuade
Sound — 10
The P90s are astounding. You'll find yourself hearing tones from Zep to ZZ Top to a plethora of 70s and 80s rock. Extremely responsive to your touch, and almost plays itself! Not only that, but the P90s have a sweet sparkle that Humbuckers do not, so great for clean playing as well. Astounding for blues and classic rock.
Overall Impression — 10
Blown away at the quality of guitar for the price. You get a true Les Paul minus the decorative binding and gloss finish, for a steal of a price and with all the tone. Better tone than the glossy ones due to the satin finish. A no-brainer based on that. I got 2.
Reliability & Durability — 10
Classic Les Paul reliability, and the gig bag is really really thick and cool looking too! The hardware is all classic Les Paul hardware. This is a US made instrument which is carefully crafted and inspected by Gibson employees - most of which have been with the company for decades, and are old pros.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Great setup, beautiful woodgrain. The satin finish allows the wood to resonate and the tone is better than glossy Les Pauls - this was even stated by a Gibson representative, which is surprising they would admit it, considering the glossy models are their bread and butter.
Features — 10
Classic Les Paul body, neck, fast feel. HOT P90s which effortlessly evoke classic sounds of the 70s and 80s. Comes with a high quality gig bag. The neck is ridiculously fast and comfortable. As with any guitar, put lead and petroleum jelly in the nut slots to help keep tuning more stable.