5 Stars By Austin Libeer on 2017-01-04
Being my first electric guitar I absolutely love it. Im 6'7 with long arms and the guitar just feels right; it is very comfortable. It is also a beautiful guitar. I absolutely love the black finish and the elegant writing. Im not a huge fan of the knobs but they dont take away from the guitars beauty at all so I can't complain. It sounds wonderful as well. One thing that really gets me is I came from a really cheap acoustic guitar and it took a lot to push those strings down. With this guitar it is ease. Very well suited to learning guitar as it doesnt take much to push the strings down to get a good note to ring at any fret. I absolutely love this guitar.
5 Stars By Sirshopsalot on 2018-04-03
An extraordinary product
Item arrived promptly in excellent condition. I appreciate it having been double-boxed. The factory setup delivered a playable instrument out of the box. String action is pretty low; no fret buzz or sharp fret ends; and Grover tuners (wasn't expecting that). I'll play the factory strings out. I'll be able to make a more thorough assessment after I've collected a few tools. But, for now, this appears to be an extraordinary product. Maybe I just got lucky this time. Or, possibly, Epiphone is making a bid to boost its rep to the next level. I've only had a few guitars before, but this one plays with the best of them. I'm very happily impressed.
4 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2017-05-10
Nice guitar, good sound; cheaply made.
The guitar is lovely--plays nice, sounds good--but the tuning pegs are not seated properly in the headstock; they're pushed way up, and the guitar frequently goes out of tune. I'll have to try and maintenance this myself and hopefully get it fixed. Still, not bad for the price.
4 Stars By Johnny W. on 2015-11-25
a STEAL for beginners!
I bought this mainly to learn on Rocksmith 2014 on both the PC and Xbox One. I got it when there was a special, it was under $100, so why not! That's is a steal!
I am now on my 2nd week of playing the guitar, and the high E string broke. I told myself I would get it "professionally" setup once that happens. And that's exactly what I am going to do. Just waiting on the TUSQ XL Epiphone nut to show up so it can be put on it then get it all setup. Since I am one of those people that been having tuning issues. Got a variety of strings too
Overall for the price that I paid! I am really appreciating it. I don't plan to play live or in person for anyone. This is something I just want to do. So for that sole purpose, this is a great guitar just for that.
4 Stars By John L. Pongrac on 2016-12-31
I collect guitars I bought this for my son with Rocksmith. I'm hoping he learns to play on his xbox. The guitar is well made for the money I was quite surprised. A good starter for you until you get good enough to own a $2500 Gibson.
5 Stars By Squelch on 2015-11-21
it's not the best guitar out there
Look, it's not the best guitar out there, but it might very well be the best $100.00 guitar of its kind. If you're looking for a beginner's electric guitar or something you can carry around without having to worry too much about what happens to it, this is it, in my opinion. It looks great, it sounds good, and it's fairly light. One of the best guitar purchases I've ever made (I've owned over a dozen guitars and I've been playing for over 20 years).
5 Stars By AK zero°bike on 2013-04-29
High quality low price
I've been doing acoustic guitar for 20 years mainly church worship, rhythm guitar stuff. I decided to try an electric so I could move a little faster and play bar chords without straining my hand. For starters this guitar looks great. It also sounds good and stays in tune. My thinking was I would buy something cheap and see how I liked electric guitars in general. This thing is quality galore and it has given me a renewed love of guitars. I've been getting back into lead stuff and paired it with an RP55 effects box and have just been having a ball.
5 Stars By James on 2014-01-09
Awesome for the $
So, at $149, I kept my expectations low, aside from the other good reviews here and elsewhere. As soon as I unboxed it, I was impressed! No shipping damage, no factory flaws that I could see, well wrapped and protected for shipment.
Right out of the box, after a quick tuning, I started playing this git and couldn't put it down! Intonation was set nearly perfect, action was just right (for me) and the tone WITHOUT an amp was amazing!
It comes with a couple of ceramic-8 potted pickups that were fairly hot at 16.3k bridge and 13.6k neck. The tuners will probably get swapped out for some Grover's, but the stock ones hold tune fairly well, for cheapies. The strings are probably 10's, and are the usual cheap "black fingers" kind, so change those ASAP. The only issue I have with the electronics is the tone knob doesn't seem that sensitive, it's rated at 500k with a capacitor that I can't make out the farads on. I'll probably swap that out (I'm one of those guys who use the tone).
I've had Strats for years and years, but always wanted a LP style git. If you don't care that it doesn't say Gibson on the stock, BUY THIS GUITAR! You won't be let down for the money. My American Strat has sat lonely and unplayed since I got this.
Seriously. Buy this if you want a budget minded Les Paul. I've paid more for less in the past...
5 Stars By 2064519505 on 2017-11-26
I was on a very tight budget and so it's not like I bought it as a "learner" guitar
So, I didn't buy this expecting much. I was on a very tight budget and so it's not like I bought it as a "learner" guitar, I just wanted something cheap. Take my word for it I haven't found a single flaw yet. Tuners are good, no rattling frets. Hell, I might even go out and buy some Zakk Wylde pick ups to drop in, why not? I paid 4x as much for my last epiphone. Trust or don't, but you'll be surprised.
5 Stars By Tidus on 2016-10-29
Love love love it. I started playing acoustic a few months ago and wanted to try electric guitar. For the price, the sound, and the quality, this just can't be beat. I absolutly love it and highly recommend. Was packaged very well and the guitar looks beautiful.