Anyone tried their hands on one of these? Tempted to get a P90 single cut guitar and these looks great for the money.
any problems in the finish of note? What does yours weigh?
did you swap out the bridge to one with adjustable saddles?No. It was great right out of the box. I just had to lower the action a little bit. Nice fit and Finish.
I haven't weighed it but it isn't too heavy. I am guessing in the 8 to 9lb area.
I will see if I can weigh it tonight after work.
It plays and sounds awesome too!
I did, tho it's just adjustable E and B strings and the whole bridge like the stock one is overall adjustable at the posts. I mainly bougth it not because the stock one didn't intonate well, it was fine. I just wanted to change the tone a bit and that did just what i wanted. The stock has a hi mid push i wanted less off. Neither is bad, just personal taste. I may even try the stock one again at a later date and find i prefer it....u know how that stuff goes.did you swap out the bridge to one with adjustable saddles?
which bridge did you try out? Can you kinky?I did, tho it's just adjusrtable E and B strings and the whole bridge like the stock one is overall adjustable at the posts. I mainly bogth it not because the stock one didn't intonate well, it was fine. I just wanted to change to tone a bit and that did just what i wanted. The stock has a hi mid push i wanted less off. Neither is bad, just personal taste. I may even try the stock one again at a later date and find i prefer it....u know how that stuff goes.
which bridge did you try out? Can you kinky?
thanks, I hope you didn’t need to change the stud but just bridge itself?Lightweight ALUMINUM Wraparound Combination Guitar Bridge/Tailpiece for Les Paul Jr. etc. Adjustable compensated D and G string ridge. Total weight with studs and stud inserts: 3.2 oz (bridge alone is 1.6 oz).www.ebay.com
It comes with studs but i tried both the stock and the studs that come with it and the stock ones are best IMO for a reason i don't think is particularly subjective...the lows get a bit muddy compared to the stock studs. So yeah, i'd say use the stock ones.thanks, I hope you didn’t need to change the stud but just bridge itself?
I tried one out in a store recently as well: it was a nicely put together guitar but I hated the monolithic yellow paint covering every square inch of the body and neck. I really wish they'd offer these in some other finishes.I went to a store to have a look at this on Sunday, I might be unlucky here because I was disappointed.
I need to pre-face this post by saying that I don't really have much experience with lower end instruments (such a 1st world problem I know...). My lowest end Electric guitar is my Fender Roadworn from 2008, the first run one with the Rosewood Fretboard.
So I went into the store, money in my pocket and with the intention of getting one of these but first I'd thought I give one a try so I asked the guy if I could try the one out on display (it is Covid era after all), I picked it up and sat in a corner and had a go.
First impression, and these are only first impressions I guess, it is that the guitar finished is not what I call TV yellow. The finish is thick, or it feels thick, it actually feels plastic, and the colour is this dull dark yellow/muddy colour. It photographs well but in person it's slightly darker. Also the finish feels sticky, may be it's new but certainly different than what i am used to, even more sticky than my PRS's V12 finish.
The guitar I picked up was light enough, I would guess it was under 8lbs, may be 7.5lbs.
Then I wrapped my left hand round the fretboard....it felt weird, I looked closely and it was because the nut was cut really badly, it was almost an inverted shape to the fretboard like a shallow U so the E strings on both sides are sitting higher than the D & G strings. That totally threw me off, but I also found that even the lowest strings were cut too high in the nut so I was quite sure that unless I get lucky, I need to budget for a setup for sure.
The other thing I noticed was the neck pick up was sitting at a strange angle, or at least the covers was. It was not parallel to the body but tilted forward, so it is like the screws has gone in at a slight angle.
I think it has potential for a good guitar, but the one I tried certainly was one of the bad ones, not something the shop can fix really without some fret job and re-drill that pickup cover.
I might try again in a few months in a different store but my heart might go with a used Gibson version instead.
Perhaps my expectations were just too high, I did try not let the colour bother me but that guitar at least needed some work by a tech before I would call it playable at least. It would add a couple of hundred on top with fret end dressed up, nut slots cut and a set up (perhaps postage on top). So I think if I take that into account, the price suddenly went from £350 to like £550 so I am forever getting closer to a used Gibson used LP Special. If I look at it from a depreciation POV, the Epiphone will be worth about £200 or something even after all the work whereas the Gibson will always be worth that much if I buy used.bummer...as for the finish...that's just poly...poly has never been an issue for me in the least. There are videos that show this guitar up against the new Gibson version and the overall color is the same on both. TV yellow is known for it's greenish hue. Is it possible you're just used to the TV yellow in photographs but not in person?
Anyway...good luck on the hunt!