I was going to buy a Les Paul by Gibson but I'm not
going to be a rock star and I don't need to impress anyone so when I played over 30 or 40 guitars I found
that I loved this Quilt look, sound and action. WOW,
I almost spent $2,000 more! Saved by Epiphone by Gibson.
Both George Harrison and John Lennon played Epiphone
guitars at times. Hey, if Les Paul himself endorses
the Epiphone LP, hey, it's gotta make the grade.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $399.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
My Guitar is a by-the-book Les Paul and I've played many "real" Gibsons and there's no difference in my
book. It has a chunky Les Paul sound coming from two
Gibson Hubuckers. Fast action and I can get just about
any type of sound from it. I could have bought any priced
Gibson but why spend the loot? I bought the red see-through and with a pine ripple top and a mahogany body
it's a beauty. (I didn't care for the two other colors).
I play all sounds and with a bad wrist this thin neck is a joy. As I said, fast action and I get sounds that
make it an all around guitar. Sure, I like playing
other guitars, especially Fenders but I'm not going to
throw my money away when I have what I have.
The only thing about any Les Paul is it's heavier then
a lot of other models, so buy a good piece of MOOO so
you won't drop the sucker!
I'm just a hobby player so I use a Fender 30 watt Champion and it has all I need.
Well, I don't play it live and bought it about 8 months ago so I can't judge it too much on time adjustments
or weather changes. It might be a bit hard to play for an hour while standing because of it's weight. A bit heavy due to the quality mahogany body.
I very much enjoy the guitar. Prefer it over similarly priced strats and teles. Sound is crisp and clean. Have not received any interferance from the pickups.
Price: $399.99 (new)
Where Obtained: Sam Ash
Features: rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays; Tune-o-matic bridge; two exposed coil humbucker pickups; 3-way switch; two volume and two tone controls; bound neck and body; cream pickup rings. Case not included.
The neck is very smooth and does not slow you down while playing, nor allows your hand to slip off. Only flaw is buzzing when holding down frets one and two on string six, most likely from the nut not being cut enough, minor inconvenience, but buzz does not sound through amps or monitors. I prefer the look more than a strat or tele, and find the weight just perfect, not too light and not too heavy.