"So cheap and so good"
This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
I have a Gibson LP Traditional, without push/pull pots. This Tribute Plus sounds identical to it in every way. Same shimmering highs and raunchy lows, but this one has single coil possibilities.
Tuners are higher quality than the ones that come on the Gibsons. Everything else are the same. Same pickups. Same knobs,....etc.
Ease of Use:
Epiphones always have unpolished frets. I had to lightly go over it with ultra fine sand paper, and now it's great. The top of the frets have a dull curve, which allows you to bend easily. The edges are round enough to not bite your fingers. Points taken off on rating for unpolished frets, but it took me 15 minutes to correct it.
The only time LP's break is when you drop it on the headstock and the neck cracks. Don't do that, and it'll last for life.
For a little over four hundred bucks, I got 57 pickups, push/pull knobs, and a case. That's an unreal value.
The Wow Factor:
Bought a "Scratch and Dent," not one mark on it. The reason why the last customer returned it was because one volume knob came off easily. All I did was tighten it by wedging the shaft apart (that's what you're supposed to do) and now it's perfect. Deep discount for a perfect guitar.