This guitar has a very wide range of tones for someone who doesn't want the typical Gibson solid body guitar sound and a great buy for the price.
Model Year: 1997
Price: $650.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Jackson Music
It is a US made guitar(Kalamazoo)with One-piece mahogany neck, 25-1/2 scale makes string bending easy, and the rosewood fingerboard is inlaid with diamond-shaped markers. Two Blues 90 passive pickups with 6-way Varitone dummy coil. The guitar has a gloss black finish.It has Gibson non-locking tuners.It has string thru body mounting.
The guitar has great action to it, it can be adjusted real low. The neck has a c shape feel to it.
The guitar has a very wide range of tones from thin single coil to a almost humbucker thick sound. The guitar is suited for all types of music from blues to hard rock.I use the guitar thru either a Fender or Peavey both sound good. Makes a great lead guitar, not your average Gibson.
It is a very reliable guitar having a fixed adjustable bridge. It stays in tune for long periods of time.I have not had any real problems with the guitar.
I was looking at a Les Paul at the time. This one gave me all of what I love about the Les Paul but at a fraction of the price. I would definitly replace this guitar. You just don't find sound like this without paying $2000 or more.
Model Year: 1998
Price: $569.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Michael's Music
US made semi-hollow in the shape of a Les Paul. Mine is red, but it also comes in black.
The action took a little while to get use to because I had been playing a strat, but once I got the hang of it I no langer could tell much difference. It only had two flaws: the plug-in was lose, as was the 6-way switch.
It has a very natural blues sound right out of the box. Plug it in with a little distortion and it will give you all the crunch of a Les Paul, or turn it up and tweek the gain to get a strat-style screem. All while being able to hold its own with any of the other Gibson simi-hollow blues/jazz style guitars.
Never leaves tune. Even with a week or two off.