I looked around at epiphones at around the same price range, this one clearly had a much better tone, and tuning was much more stable. the tuners are very good BUT also very hard to string properly, i have ruined a few perfectly good strings when the string does not go far enough into the hole, and the string slips and slips until it pops out. but when you do string it right, you dont need to tune it for days
Price: $350.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Local Guitar Center
Very well put together guitar. I have recently been having problems in the tone/intonation department, but this could be because of age or wear. the nut seems to be cut too low, and as a result the strings sometimes buzz or have a grainy tone. The intonation is sometimes sharp at higher frets depending on what strings you use. And also the volume knob isnt very good quality, it is hard to turn and requires all of your fingers instead of just a quick palm slide. this can be a problem while doing shows, and even when the knob is in the fully off position, noise can still be heard if you strum the strings.
The neck is just about the best neck ive ever felt on any guitar period. if you just cant seem to get comfortable with a guitar try this one. you can really fly with this thing, theres no limit to what you can do with it
It is an excellent guitar, and surprisingly cheap, as i mentioned before there are some small problems with sound quality, and electronics, but are more probably due to age. The tone screams and the volume is amazing, it to me is a better guitar for a live concert. The clarity is amazing, you can use as much gain as you want, or jack the volume control till the amp is at full, but it still remains clear and every note cuts through.
Very good all around, i should probably take it to get a setup because of the problems i have with it, but other than that, it pretty much takes care of itself. I have banged it up pretty good, but the wood is fairly strong, and tone doesnt seem to have suffered