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Epiphone Goth Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Black

 
The Epiphone Goth Les Paul Studio oozes dark vibes. Black chrome hardware. Rosewood fretboard with 22 frets and XII inlay at the 12th fret. The body and set neck are mahogany, and it comes armed with 2 Alnico Classic humbuckers. Limited lifetime ...


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This guitar blew me away!!!! featured

Sound Ok--this is going to be slightly biased because I REALLY love this guitar. The stock Epiphone humbuckers are fairly high output so this guitar has the chunk to back up the looks. Also, the neck is really thick, reminiscent of the '58-'59 neck and I'm betting this is where this guitar gets a lot of its tone and sustain as the body is the slim LP Studio profile. It was factory set up brilliantly with .009--.042's and I had no need to change it. I've played it through everything from an Epiphone Valve Junior to my main setup which consists of different amps including Marshall, Hughes & Kettner, and a couple "secret weapons." Cleans up nicely and burns when played flat out.


Action, Fit, & Finish This guitar was ready to roll out of the box. I literally made no modifications other than checking the tuning. The neck is fat and comfortable and the satin finish makes position changes a breeze. The electronics were stable and actually were more responsive than other Epiphone Les Paul Standard models I own. Again, I purchased on-line so the setup was from the factory.


Reliability & Durability I've played the heck out of this guitar and it does it all with magnificence. I even hooked up a Roland GK-3 divided pickup to do some guitar synth and it pulls it off no problem. I would definitely gig this guitar without a backup and the finish has no flaws, even though I know I've knocked it about a bit.


Customer Support Never had to deal with Epiphone customer support--never had a problem with any of their products.


Liked about it This guitar looks wicked. I compared it to the Gibson Les Paul Menace and opted to keep this guitar and return the Gibson. Again, this guitar is a great price-to-value and excellent for anyone who wants Les Paul sound with a fatter neck than the Epi Standards and a wicked look.


Didn't like The only thing I might change about this guitar is the tone capacitor value so that I can get a little more chime out of the neck pickup on clean settings. This guitar has a thick, full sound even when the volume is rolled off. Great for jazz, but if you need a more "Stratty" sound you'll have to change guitars.


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By racerevlon
Aug 06, 2009
 
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