I looked at some Ibanez 7 stings, but they sounded pretty bad. I would probably buy it again if it were lost or stolen. The guitar looks great, feels great, plays great, and I got it for cheap. What more could you ask for.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $300.00 (new)
Where Obtained: E-bay
Les Paul Body, made in Korea, Flamed Maple top, Mahogany body, 22 frets, 7 string, 2 volume, 2 tone, two open coil humbucker pickups, vintageburst flame finish, set-in neck, non locking stock epiphone tuners.
I like a very low action and with this guitar it is possible to obtain with just a few turns of the thumb wheels under the bridge. The neck is wide naturally, but it retains the classic paul neck profile and is quite slim. The guitar plays better than almost any Epi I've tried, it stands right up to Gibsons. No intonation or buzzing problems. The tuners actually stay in tune. Very solid playability, a great players guitar.
I use a Fender Deluxe with a Digitech and a couple of Boss pedals and a noise gate. At home I use a Brown- sville GR35 practice amp. I play everything from Blues to Heavy Metal. Probably the most versatile guitar styalistically, blues, Jazz, pop, grunge, metal, 70's rock, southern rock, country. It's one of the most tone oriented guitars I've played. I'm considering replacing the nut with a brass nut for even better tone. No noise (that's what the buckers are for) It's great for the stage and studio, but it stans out on stage due to it's extra special appointments (i.e. Flame sunburst top, creme bindings)
It's a Les Paul, of course it's reliable. I haven't had to adjust anything at all yet. hardware is excellent. Not much climate changes down here in Florida so can't really say what happens during that. It's a tank, what can I tell ya.