Epiphone Les Paul

Guitar

Made by Epiphone

Description A very nice choice as an alternative to the Gibson models. These are real quality guitarsI would change the strings to a lighter set than is supplied. You can't go wrong here.
Posted By Jack Phelan (27)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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Overall Rating: 4.5 (of 5)
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On 7/17/2004, Peter Hsieh (1575) posted:
Overall Rating:
Exccellent Excellent guitar. I really love this thing and wish that I really own one, but borrowing it is good too. I recommend it to everyone really
Features:
This was very nice, made in japan solid mahogany neck and body. really the construction is everything a Les Paul should be. Two humbuckers, ebony finish, stopbar tail, grover tuners
Playability:
The higher notes are a bit restraining to reach, not as accessible as my fender. The neck is nice and fast, it feels really good, good for shredding and pumping out riffs. I'm more of a flattop guy but the arch is comfy and well made. The guitar is rather heavy but is well worth the searing tone.
Sound Quality:
The guitar has a great sound and at a much lower price than its Gibson brother. I played Jazz and metal with it when I had it (cause I borrowed it from a friend). The sound is warm and full with great sustain. I would have liked heavier strings on it though.
Durability:
This is perfect! If I was going to smash this guitar onstage it would take a long time!!!!
On 7/13/2003, Federico Crespo (5) posted:
Overall Rating:
Good guitar although i wouldnt buy it again if lost or stolen
Model Year: 2000
Price: $600.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Mars Music
Features:
Although this is clearly not anything close to the real thing my Lp has accomplished its purpose , provide a cuality instrument at a low price , 21 frets , 2 "gibson" humbuckers ,2 volume , 2 tone control knobs , 3 way switch , black finish , etc... good instrument.
Playability:
When i first bought it action was a little high for my playing , intonation a little wrong but nothing that the guy at Mars couldnt fix .
On 7/14/2001, Scott Smith (344) posted:
Overall Rating:
BUY THIS GUITAR! Nuff said.
Model Year: 1998
Price: $150.00
Where Obtained: Guitar Heaven
Features:
Dunno what its made of, or where it was made but all i have to say is it desn't matter. This puppy rocks. Good tone (dual hummys), great finish (jet black >:} ), fixed bridge, non-locking epiphone tuners (i guess couldn't find logo on tuners...). She gets a 4 for only having 1 tone knob. :(
Playability:
This puppy is just plain great. When using the treble pick up, this puppy SCREAMS. Great for soloin'. When using the rythim pickup, (i always forget which pickup is which on the guitar...) it cools everything down to a dull roar, great for backing someone else or great for chords. The ONLY problem i have with the playability of my puppy is her neck is bad. Frets too small (i have big fingers :P) and not enough of them, (only 22,) and the neck is WAY too think. Makes it hard to shred out the solos. Easly solved tho, i'm gonna go get a thin 24 jumbo fret neck. I'll tell ya how that works out :) She gets a 4 for everything is great except then neck thing.
Sound Quality:
GREAT Veristlity. I plug her in, pump out some classical, then swich to some blues, grab the good ol' smashbox (ibanez distortion pedal,) and scream out some metal. Great sound :) She gets a five for sound.
Durability:
VERY reliable, i almost never have to tune her, never have to worry bout the strap, ( it had locks on it already.) She stays tuned even is ADVERSE climate changes. I left her in a room overnight, ( like 0% humidity and 50 degrees F.) Pulled her out and drove her home, started playing my own room during summer (about 15% humidity and 101 F) and she still sounded great. She gets Five for high Reliablity.
On 9/13/2000, Jesse Wallace (87) posted:
Overall Rating:
It was a good value for such a poor man :)
Price: $500.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Features:
This black flame LES has a maple body and 22 fret neck, with glossy marblalized finish. It carries two humbuckers with the commonplace lead/dual/rythmn pickup selector switch. Volume and tone for each pickup and metal machine heads with replacable plastic tops. Regular full body style with on top bridge and non locking tuners.
Playability:
My guitar suits my playing style well. I play hardcore and rock and the action is great for my music. For the price you cant beat the look, feel and playability.
Sound Quality:
This les has rich, warm cleans and can cut deep when paired with a good distortion. The dual hums can either bring out the high end or add a fuzzy feel. I use a Crate gfx212 with a 4x12 cabinet. it gets great crunch. im about to upgrade to a tube amp which will help fbring out the guitars sound better
Durability:
This guitar has never gone out on me. Ive only had a very minor problem with the bridge pickup volume wires as i had some scratchyness. but otherwise its been a great guitar.
On 1/13/2000, Marc David posted:
Overall Rating:
This guitar is well worth the money....although its usually made in Korea, it does have great quality (better than some American-made Fenders). Sound is great, features are great, this guitar is great.
Model Year: 1998
Price: $495.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Sam Ash
Features:
Basic Les Paul features......2 humbuckers, tune-o-matic bridge.....4 tone/volume knobs.
Playability:
Plays just like a Gibson!!!! I know a couple guys who would prefer some epi's over gibsons not because of their price, but also their overall quality and stuff.
Sound Quality:
Not as loud as a Gibson, but so what. Nice tone....could get some pretty accurate single-coil/Fender tones out of the middle PU selection
Durability:
I've dinged it a few times, but use it like all hell. Use it at LEAST 3-4 hours a day, so i think that goes to contribution.