Sonex 180 Custom review by Gibson

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 8
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 9.2 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.6 (56 votes)
Gibson: Sonex 180 Custom

Sound — 10
The sound quality is what you would expect from a Gibson. The guitar sounds brilliant in distortion but it can also be put into clean and sound great to. This guitar easily holds its own against other guitars includeing the higher priced Gibsons. This guitar could easily be sold at the price of a Standard or at least a Studio or SG.

Overall Impression — 10
This guitar rocks! It is great for punk, rock, metal and even some Indie or jazzy stuff. This guitar is sooo cool! The colour is very original and its a nice change from the tipical Gibson look. This guitar is the best in its price range. I would easily pick this guitar to a Studio, SG or maybe even a Standard!

Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar has been around longer than me and its still rockin' fine! Also because of the name "Gibson" you should expect pro quality equipment. It's a very realiable guitar, I would use it without a backup if need be. It should be fine, no problems so far anyway!

Action, Fit & Finish — 8
It is set up great. A few adjustments due to its age but everything else is ok. The necks plays realy fast and the action is nice and low. The only thing is it might eventualy need new pots, frets and the input is a bit loose ect but thats only because it's getting old.

Features — 8
This guitar looks realy nice considering the age of it. It's a Gibson Sonex 180 Delexe rather than a Custom. The colour of it is a sorta off white, it's almost yellow. It has 4 knobs: 2 tone, 2 volume and a selector Switch for the pickups. I'm not sure about much to do with this guitar as it has been given to me and I wasn't around when it first come out.

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