Firstly, I'm sorry if this thread is already started by someone before.
Has anybody ever play EP7?
Anybody know how it sounds?
Well, everybody including me is expecting good things from EP7.
Two days ago I was visiting a big music shop in Frankfurt (Musik-Schmidt) 10 minutes before they were closed. I asked for the price of a new Jem7VWH (2,300 Euro) and also asked about Euphoria. A guy told me that they dont have it in Germany yet. About 5 minutes before they closed, another guy told me they that EP7 just arrived! I was sooo excited! Then they asked me whether I wanted to try it. HELL SURE!! Some of the guys who work in the shop waited with me coz they wanted to see the guitar as well. Not long, a guy came with an Ibanez hardcase. I asked him whether it came along with the guitar, he said yes and allow me to open the case.
I opened it and the first impression from me was like, MMM..Okay this is it. It wasnt like WOW.. I was surprised that the finish wasnt reflective, it was flat. Also, EP7 is not big at all. Well, its not small but IMO its smaller than most acoustic guitar. I pick the guitar and it was not heavy, in fact for me, it was very light for an acoustic. Also, the body was thin, half the thickness of a normal acoustic guitar. While still feeling the guitar in my hand, my wife, who's standing in front of me said that the color's so ugly. Well, honestly, I couldnt disagree too much with her. It was very beautiful in Rich's site. Even more beautiful in vai.com! But when it came on my hand, IMO it looked like a totally different guitar.
So I played some open chords and this time it really dissapoints me. My $120 Yamaha Acoustic sounds much better than EP7. I almost couldnt believe my ear but the shop guys's faces were like agreeing with me. Then one of the shop guy said, the sound is not so good because of its thin body. While I'm still trying the guitar, to my surprise, my wife tells me, well, it's made in Korea. Hey? I stopped playing and look inside the body and HEY! There's a bad news stamped inside the guitar that says Made In Korea!
I was truly deeply dissapointed. Some shop guys tried the guitar, and most of them was saying that the guitar's too expensive, some says its ugly some says its nice but its price should be 200-300 Euro only (the price is about 1,200 Euro), but he said if u r such a big Vai fan, buy it!
I didnt have the chance to try to play it through an amp that day, but anyway I have decided not to buy it.
I would like to hear other's comments who have tried the guitar. Maybe the EP7 I played was made on Monday