When I went to purchase this guitar I picked a local supplier who stocked a very good range of guitars and I tried out most of them. Some of the contenders were over 1,000 however I felt that the Epiphone Gibson was pretty nearly indistinguishable in sound and build quality from these other makes and that was what convinced me.
Model Year: 2001
Where Obtained: Blue Note Music Aberdeen Scotland
Jumbo model made in Korea with rosewood fretboard. 6 string 20 brass fret model. The finish is gloss black on the body and neck back with natural finish on the fretboard and bridge.
Good action, neck not too narrow and more mellow fuller note than others in the price range.
Acoustic model good for tab and rythm sessions with a good rounded sound that rings well and holds its pitch. Compared to other guitars I have played I would say that this model punches well above its weight based upon purchase price.
Very stable guitar, stays in tune through varying temperatures and needs little adjustment.