"Solid guitar, worth WAAAY more than you pay for this guitar"
This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
Great sound on mine, nice overall balanced tone that should only get better with age with the solid woods. The electronics seem solid and give a very natural amplified sound unlike some thin sounding acoustic-electrics that I've heard. The guitar has a nice dynamic range depending on how it's played from very soft but full, to booming when you're really strumming.
Everything is really solid, the pickup system is nice and the phase switch does a pretty good job. It's lo nice that it takes small lithium batteries that I don't have to change every two weeks like 9 volt batteries.
Ease of Use:
Just sit down and play it and it does the rest.
No blemishes, this is really a nice looking guitar, feels good in the hands. The only complain I have is a little fret buzz on the D string around the third fret. But, this is to be expected until I get it set up properly with my choice of strings as opposed to the factory strings and respective setup. This guy is solid woods so it will be a little more sensitive to temperature changes than some other instruments. Wood moves, man.
Called to get the factory string gauge info. Gibson number, US based Gibson support 24/7. Awesome.
You're not gonna beat this guitar for the price. When looking for a nice solid wood mid range guitar I played a lot, including but not limited to, lower end Martin's, used Gibsons, Epiphone Masterbuilt, Taylors series etc. This guitar matched or beat them all in sound and playability.
The Wow Factor:
Feels cool, sounds great. Nice finish with a vintage vibe, but no worn out.
I hope to have this one for life and pass it on to my kids.