Contrary to popular belief, electric guitars are an instrument that requires you to master two very different things. One is, of course, the playing technique, but the other is utilizing the hardware of that guitar and that of the amplifier in order to dial in a great tone.
Top Colour Appetite Amber Back & Sides Colour Cherry Neck Colour Cherry Top Material Flame Maple Veener Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fretboard Material Rosewood Inlays Acrylic Dots Neck Joint Bolt-On; 4-Screw Pickup Ceramic Plus; Zebra Coil Controls Volume, Tone, Toggle Tuner Built-In Shadow E Tuner Knobs Gold Top Hats Machine Heads 14:1 Ratio; Covered Output Jack 1/4" Hardware Chrome Bridge Tune-O-Matic Tailpiece Stopbar Tuners Die-Cast; Covered Strap Buttons Yes
This gorgeous guitar has some very nice features and this is a great choice for someone who is just starting out or on a tight budget. It obviously isn't going to be quite as expansive as its "uptown cousins" as far as the on-board controls go, but for the price, the features list is very, very nice. However lesser controls mean less to worry about anyway.
It is Standard LP-style 22 jumbo frets (ie: flat slab top, exactly as originally preferred by Les Paul), rosewood fretboard, a fairly thick Mahogany/rosewood (bolted on) neck, Laminated alder/maple body, Dot inlays, chrome hardware, Ebony black finish, Les Paul form factor, Tune-o-matic bridge, Stopbar tailpiece, One volume, one tone, one three-way Switch, Two passive open-coil Alnico V humbucking pickups (700T & 650R) and the rosewood fretboard is smooth front and back and very fast to play on. The instrument is silent and click-free.
This guitar surprisingly handles many different genres. You can not only expect it to handle the metal/thrash sound and speed but also anything you dish out to it; all by itself with no special effects or pedals put through it, the pickup amazingly handles very well. It’s virtually noiseless and there is no feedback what-so-ever (clean or distortion); suits hi-gain and distortion while giving a good quality tone even on small Practice amp. This guitar really cranks out a full and strong sound. However it sounds phenomenal, especially when paired with a better amp.
This guitar can be used to play lead or a distorted, crunchy rhythm. There is no better guitar for octaves than this. It sounds amazing on distortion channel and clean channel at higher sound levels as well! It will knock your socks off.
Play Rock, Classic Rock, Metal, Funk, Blues, Jazz, and anything else in that area; this guitar suits it perfectly for with its shape, colour, and amazing sound. It gives a good full sound while handling mean crunchy distortion very well and it’s noisy only when you want it to be. You can make a wide range of sounds from thick heavy overdrive to all out scream with the right effects on this one. It is extremely easy to do what you want to do with it. No matter what style of music or sound it is, this guitar adapts to you. Excellent versatile sound at its given price and the pickups also give nothing of that annoying buzz and feedback, which is cool. From soloing to shredding rhythm guitar, this is it!
The guitar has nice, even action all the way down the fret and the pickups sounds really well and stay nicely adjusted no matter how and what you play. The wood is good, and looks nice; the finish is flawless and long lasting too, which is good. It is always put together so well for a factory guitar that you don't have to adjust anything out of the box. Everything functions great as the guitar is set up with great Epiphone quality. It is so durable that the guitar can stand up to much heavy use without changing the tuners and the jack socket.
Anyone who has tried on a Les Paul knows that it fits any style of music, and the Epiphone version replicates it perfectly. You will really like its ability to go through so many different sounds with so little tone controls and never seems to struggle with anything I put it through with a great tone and sound. If you are looking for a great guitar to start learning with then you need this guitar.
This is a perfect guitar for any budding rockers out there maybe as a stepping stone, its mean crunch and smooth looks make it a great choice for any beginner who likes to play real music!