Re: Any thoughts on the new VAI EP9 accoustic?
I played an EP9, and while I never played the EP7, the EP9 I played was a damn good guitar. The sound is pretty balanced, I'd say compared to an D-28 (or my D-Eighteen (won't let me type the number) the bass was much more rounded out rather than thumping, with good mids and very nice trebles. The neck is actually very nice and it's actually one of the few acoustics I've played that I can shred on much like an electric (which I wouldn't want to do on say my D-18 anyway, but it can be a nice bonus). The sound when fingerpicking makes every note stand out, doesn't sound like a mush like other guitars I've played.
However, it's still a little hard for me to pay $1200 when I know being Chinese built they're probably making LOTS of money off of my sale...and I'm sure the quality isn't consistent, so the floor one I played could've been a really good one of the 50 or so stock the GC might have had, I can't be sure.
Looks great though, it will defiinitely turn an eye, but I'm not sure if that can justify the $1200 street price.
Last edited by Drow Swordsman; 11-16-2006 at 10:54 PM.
Reason: Gave a smiley when I wrote D- 18 close together ;)