"This Is My AXE For Life, buy one and make it yours!"
This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
The pickups it came with had a great sound, but I upgraded mine to a 57 ch at the neck and a Hot ch at the bridge...now it screams like a Gibson.
I really like the single volume and tone control, its all you really need, hell EVH only uses a volume knob.
Its as close as you can get to a Les Paul for thsi price, and I mean the true Les Paul tone.
I had to touch up the solder on some of the electrics, but no big deal, now it sounds cleaner and sweeter than ever...granted it is made in China, but it is "set-up" in the good ole USA by Epiphone USA, the action is fantastic, and for an entry level the strings realy are pretty good quality. Remember Epiphone is owned by Gibson now, so you can caount on near Gibson quality!
With limited lifetime warranty! How can you go wrong, Epiphone has a great website with excellent Tech support!
For this price, this is THE BEST entry level guitar you can buy! Don't waste your money on a Yamaha, Peavey, Behringer, Ibanez, or especially a Squier. The quality of this guitar far exceeds any of the aformentioned, and to get a more intermediate level axe all you have to do is upgrade your pickups. You can customize your tone with a whatever set of humbuckers give you your desired effect, and they are extremely easy to swap out yourself.
The Wow Factor:
Do I want it, you bet...I own it and haven't regreated it one moment!
It's MY GUITAR and it plays like a dream, especially when you consider the price!
I got a great deal on an even greater guitar!
I even bought a great sounding Epiphone Galaxy 10 Genuine Tube combo amp (with Celestion speaker), and a Digitech RP 200A. I have every effect I could ever want and I can even change the humbucker sound to a single coil (with the Digitech RP 200A). There is no reason for me to buy another guitar, ever!