This guitar is great, it's my signature piece. I love it and it's worked so far. But it is designed for me. To suggest this to anyone is just a waste. There is only one way to get your perfect guitar design it yourself based on what you want. I picked options that work for me. Hopefully you can be so lucky too.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $180.00 (new)
Where Obtained: musicians friend
I own a Epiphone G-310 SG-style electric. It was a steal at $180.00, I believe the standard list price for this model is anywhere from $400.00 to $600.00. The body is the standard SG shape, painted black, with a full pick guard. Originally it had to open-coil humbucking pick-ups, however I opted to go the path of hot rodding. I replaced the pickups with a Gibson Angus Young in the bridge position, and a '57 classic plus in the neck. Both pick-ups are covered so it took out the heavy feedback raw sound and in the long run allowed me to perform at higher volumes without the squeal. The Angus Young gives a very twangy sound that goes suprisingly well with the punk I play, and the '57 Classic Plus gives a very solid full sound. The G-310 is not made in America so naturally you'll want to improve your action the stop-bar bridge makes this fairly easy, I did mine myself and I love the way it plays. The electronics are passive, as with most standard electrics. It has chrome tuners and a rosewood neck with 22 medium sized frets. In my opinion I think that it is a great guitar if you wish to create your own signature axe at a decent price.
With this guitar I achieved an excellent playability. I play punk and I did the action myself so I can't really say much more than it works for what I do.
Originally I was playing out of a VOX Pathfinder 15-watt amp, however this was before I replaced the pickups. The original pickups go well with the VOX distortion, it creates a sort of classic heavy sound. After I got my pick-ups replaced I began playing through a 25-watt Marshall bass-amp. This particular bass amp was average, however I believe that most Marshall's are exagerrated in their quality. I was using a Digitech RP-100. The effects processor was impresive for the price however the delay that you get when your switching through pre-sets becomes an annoyance. The sound I get out of this guitar is great more most types of rock. The sound is actually more to my liking than most higher end guitars. Overall this guitar is a great all-around instrument.
It's durable and it works what more is there to say.
I like this guitar a lot. Like I said, it sounds great on both clean and lead channels, and it durable. It's a nice intermediate guitar, and its affordable, only $360.00. The only thing that could be improved is the fact that it is a bolk on neck.
Price: $0.00 (new)
Where Obtained: music store
A nice guitar. It has a bolt on neck, which kinda sucks, but it's still good. It has 2 volume knobs,and 2 tones knobs. It has a total of 4 pickups, and you have 3 options of what pick ups to use. It's an average six-string electric guitar.
I haven't found anything wrong with it, yet. Like I already said, the only thing wrong with it is that is has a bolt on neck. I liked the sound of it, and it's feel/playability better than the Fender Strats in it's price range.
I use a Peavey-Envoy 110 (a great amp) that has 45 watts, reverb, clean/lead switch, etc. It doesn't have any effects though. I use it for mostly alternative, but I also use it for some oldies, such as Stairway to Heaven, by Led Zeppelin, and Tears in Heaven, by Eric Clapton. I like the sound of it for both styles.
It stays in tune relatively well. I haven't had any problems with it. It is a durable guitar.
I was doubting between the g-400 the special or this one but the g400 was too expensive for my walet and the special didnt have as much features as this one. If it were stolen i probably cry like a baby coz i love this one. The best aspect:the design
The worst aspect: brigde pick up
Model Year: 2001
Price: $310.00 Belgium (new)
Where Obtained: piens musicplanet(www.piens.be)
This baby is made in Koria i got the one in ebony i was doubting between thisone or the red one but the red one was a little bit too much. You know what it has humbucker pickups i though that my bridge pickup was loose but hell who cares if you have sound then you the rest is not important. I love the fretbord it has a really good touch for fast fingering. The strings bend real easy or maybe that because ive been playing on an steel string acoustic for 3 years a f--- it the features are great. The finish is also great i love the style of a gibson sg those guitars are just it!!!
I play it on my brothers Marshall valvestate 10 a used one coz its all f---ed up but the guitar sound real good tru i and man if you put on the distortion you got all the rage you want for metal rock and all the hard music. I play mostly rock like roxette bon jovi, blues and some classics even slows and it all sounds great tru this guitar. You got a real difference between the brigde and neck pick up one is real screamy and the other is warmer.
The only thing im afraid of is that the bridge pick up comez loose but problems for later. The tuning went real easy the strap-locks are great but i dont know what it does wit climate changes coz i have the guitar for about a day or so.
Cant really say much but overall this guitar is like my dream guitar i may be sad but it just is
Model Year: 2000
Where Obtained: Musical Exchanges,Birmingham,England
On first play i was surprised on how well the guitar was set up compared to other guitars this price and for me the action was just right and the neck felt lovely.
The guitar was built in Koria and is made from mahogany and alder wood. the 21 jumbo frets fell just right and aren't prone to buzz. the guitar has 2 seperate tone and volume contros which is goo for Tom morello style toggling effects. the humbuckers arent the strongest things in the world but you can't really expect it on a model like this I recommend placing a Seymour duncan jb at the bridge for raunchy and powerful rhythm and a 59 or pearly gates at the neck for clear and sweet stratty tones (god i sound like a shampoo advert don't I).The finish is totally jet black and has dot inlays such as the Gibson sg special,the only real diifference is that it has a bolt on neck those looking for an angus young style guitar check out the G-400 sg . The body style is the classic sg double cut away and the chrome tune o matic bridge sits nicely on top.i'm really indifferent about tuners but i suppose there better that a strat.Overall if you want a light alternative to a LP without sacrificing MUCH tone and sustain check this out
Playability is amazing for this price range and the neck is better than many gibsons i've played. At the same time it is'nt to hevy and you sont get that neck heavy fell you get on gibson standards as the neck is stunted in more but you can still reach the bottom frets easily
I play this guitar through a marshall combo but personally I hate marshalls for the same reason kurt cobain did ,and a marshall distortion pedal(jackhammer)
with a wah,delay and chorus with aneq pedal set bottom end for bassy tones. i play heavy rock such as silverchair,Nirvana etc but it also suits jazz and blues as my grandpa plays on it and it sounds great. the sound at the neck is bright and clean and at the bridge with a bit off distortion is dark and heavy.the sound kicks a strats a-- and anyother guitar you care to throw at it. i have changed bot pickups and it is the best guitar in the world in my opinion but i'm sad
The durability is good but the paint scratches quite eaily which i like cause it looks like its actually been used
Decent price for a decent guitar. The playability makes it great for beginners with a little extra cash, and it doesn't sound that
bad. Its got those cool little horns, and makes for a good second guitar to have around, or starting guitar.
Price: $289.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Friend
As average as you get. Two stock humbuckers, a hardtail, and a pair of volume and tone knobs.
This guitar really suprised me. The action was great with almost no string buzzing, the neck is very fast, and the guitar is light (yet a little neck-heavy). A 24.75" scale neck is standard gibson, as is the flat fretboard. If you put in light strings you get a really weak sound, but the speed you can acheive is remarkable considering this is only a SG copy.
I would rather rate this 2.5 because poor sounds to harsh and it isn't quite average. The clean sound is rather boring, and the crunch is punk-pleasing, yet a little limited.