AES620 review by Yamaha

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 8.2 (77 votes)
Yamaha: AES620

Price paid: $ 494

Purchased from: V Sel Music, Pakistan

Sound — 10
I play rock, blues, metal & country. It has a very bright, crisp sound. I am using two Yamaha 50 watt combo amps. It is a very well sheilded guitar without any noise. You can very easily get sharp, bright, crips sound from this guitar because it has a maple wood top known for its bright sound. I have also a Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty if I compare its sound with AES 620 it is surely very bright indeed but not as warm as Epiphone. If you need warm & round sound of course you simply Switch the pickups to finger board one and you get it right there with satisfactory warmth. This guitar can very well suits any kind of music you play. This guitar makes solo very clear with good sustain capablity. It is a light weight guitar as compare to Les Paul.

Overall Impression — 10
I am quite satisfied with this guitar. I have been playing for the last 27 years. I have got lot of Boss pedals, Yamaha amps, Fender 12 string guitar, Yamaha FG guitar, Ovation CS257 electric acoustic, Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3 pup, Yamaha Pacifica 412V electric guitar and Yamaha Les Paul version electric guitar my very first one (Bought from Japan in 1980) SL 400S Studio Lord and now I am planning to purchase a Fender FM212R amp.

Reliability & Durability — 10
Of course this guitar is strudy enough to withstand the live performances very easily. I performed with it in live situations and found it totally reliable. It has a wonderful hardware with brillant quality. The strap buttons are very tightly and seculy intact at their right place. Oh of course I am very confident to use this guitar at live performance without a backup. The overall finish of this particular guitar is out class. The finish seems very tough and reliable and surely will go a long way execpt you also should care for it.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The guitar was arrived from factory with ultimate condition and set-up. The action is fantastic. The pickups are set with optimized height and I haven't need to readjust it yet. Yes of course the guitar wood is exactly and perfectly bookmatched no problem at all. The brigde is very well routed. No the guitar has no flaw what'soever as far as its quality is concerned.

Features — 10
I bought it in January 07 direct from the factory. It is a factory sealed guitar and comes with it's original packing. It is basically Korean made. It has 22 frets, neck/scale length is a Standard Les Paul type. The frets are medium and neck is slightly thinner than fat necks of Les Paul or rather it's neck is C profile type. Fret board is of A class rosewood. The neck is made of mahogany. Body is of mahogany topped with quilted flame maple wood. The finish is transparent high gloss. Bridge is a tune matic but a superbly redesigned one with very smooth saddles with no sharp edges. It is a sting thru body. Two volume and one tone control is provided. The bridge is a Seymour Duncan JB and finger board is a Yamaha alnico pickup a very good one indeed. It has a 3-way toggle switch. Tuners are of Grover non locking type. It comes with a cable, LN key and a manual.

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    it is a bit uglier than the Les Paul
    NO, it looks a lot cooler than a LP!