Advantages Beauty and fantastic tone in one package
Disadvantages I wish it said Gibson on the headstock
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|How well constructed is it?||very well|
|Range of tones||quite rich|
First thing to say is that I absolutely adore this guitar. I've only been playing a few years but in that time I've had a lot of guitars in my hands and this is one of the few that I've been unable to let go of.Unmistakably a Les Paul Custom in shape (and weight), this lies at the top end of the models that Epiphone can produce, both in looks and tone. I totally fell for this guitar, with it's beautiful deep black laquer, cream edging and three gold covered pickups before I'd even laid a finger on it.
Now for the specifications:Mahogany/alder body and top
Like I said, I love everything about the guitar, even it's weight. It might be a bit of a backbreaker, but I play sat down most of the time anyway, and it all adds up to giving it great sustain. The neck is typical Les Paul too, nice and fat. I realise this might not be to everyones taste but it seems to suit me fine.The pickups are good, particularly the neck (rhythm) which has a lovely, creamy mellow tone for those moments when I like to kid myself I can play like Slash. If I'm honest I rarely use the middle pickup setting (or the middle pickup) as it doesn't seem to add a great deal to the party, although it does make this guitar look so pretty.
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