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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-22-2006, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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New Epi Gothic Les Paul 7s!

Have anyone seen the new exclusive models at Music 1 2 3 yet? I picked one up and it arrived today. See review below.
https://www.********.com/Epiphone-Go...-i353108.music

Note: The guitar does come with a pickguard.

The first impressions review...

I've played it for a good 2 hours now. Man, this thing is freaking sweet! I took it out of the box, tuned it up and began to jam with my Behringer GMX212 practice amp. My main Rocktron/BBE/G-Flex rig is down in my basement, but I'll bring it up in a while to give it a go.

As for now, the LP7 has totally exceeded my expectations. The finish is flawless & beautiful as well. The neck is much slimmer compared to the 2000-2001 LP7s. I would compare the neck profile to a Schecter or ESP. It's still has some beef to it, but it's STILL very comfortable. The action was a bit high for my liking. I lowered the bridge a bit & BAM! There's some pretty low action right there! The frets are medium sized & I plan to take the guitar to my tech's house so he can give the frets a good once over. The thing I was most surprised with is the pickups. They actually sound really good! The bridge pup has plenty of low end for chunky chords & plenty of bite when pinging out harmonics. The neck pup just sings. It's got that classic neck sound that only LPs can give. It's a very vocal & "buttery" pup. I'm really surprised at the overall clarity. And by the way, the guitar does come with a black pickguard as well (unlike the picture shown on the ******** website).

If you have any more questions, fire away.

As much gear as I've owned, it's hard to impress me. Today, I got that same kind of excitement as I did when I received my S7420. As for first impressions, I'm very excited & feel I totally got my money's worth and more. For $299, this guitar is an absolute steal at even 4 times the price. No bullsh*t.

As of now...8 out of 10.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-22-2006, 11:30 PM
 
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Re: New Epi Gothic Les Paul 7s!

Interesting, I guess it's the usual LP scale length???
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-25-2006, 04:37 AM
 
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Re: New Epi Gothic Les Paul 7s!

Man, that's really cool....
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-25-2006, 02:49 PM
 
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Re: New Epi Gothic Les Paul 7s!

That is a good deal, looks like a fun guitar.
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-25-2006, 04:06 PM
 
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Re: New Epi Gothic Les Paul 7s!

Glad to see you're happy with it. It's not to my liking on an aesthetic level though, I'm much more for the sharper looking superstrat thing.
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-25-2006, 08:12 PM
 
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Re: New Epi Gothic Les Paul 7s!

That guitar looks bad to the bone!

Awesome!

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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-26-2006, 09:20 AM
 
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Re: New Epi Gothic Les Paul 7s!

Sweet and I'm in no way an Epiphone or Gibson fan .

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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-26-2006, 10:07 AM
 
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Re: New Epi Gothic Les Paul 7s!

Wow that guitar looks UGLY, gibson tried hah.
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-26-2006, 11:37 AM
 
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Re: New Epi Gothic Les Paul 7s!

That guitar isn't good looking but if it's nice to play so what the hell
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Re: New Epi Gothic Les Paul 7s!

Like I said on sevenstring.org, nice score, Shannon, that is pretty cool looking, I would definately love to play one. Nice guitar and congrats.
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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-30-2006, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: New Epi Gothic Les Paul 7s!

OK, so I've played the LP7 for over a week now & my verdict still stands. What a fantastic guitar!!!!

The S7420 is still my main axe for End Theory, but the LP7 is my main axe for the new rock band I'm in. Since the rock band requires several tunings, the LP7 is the clear choice.

I took both my guitars to have them setup yesterday (Fret level, crown, dress & polish + intonation & action). The LP7 is a freakin' wet dream now! Go get one!
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OK, so I've played the LP7 for over a week now & my verdict still stands. What a fantastic guitar!!!!

The S7420 is still my main axe for End Theory, but the LP7 is my main axe for the new rock band I'm in. Since the rock band requires several tunings, the LP7 is the clear choice.

I took both my guitars to have them setup yesterday (Fret level, crown, dress & polish + intonation & action). The LP7 is a freakin' wet dream now! Go get one!

Looks very tempting. I've been looking for a cheaper hardtail backup 7-string for my UV777GR.

Couple of questions for you, revsharp:

Is the back of the neck unfinished?
Can you take some pics of yours? I'd like to see more of how one really looks.

Thanks, holmes.

-Robbie
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Looks very tempting. I've been looking for a cheaper hardtail backup 7-string for my UV777GR.

Couple of questions for you, revsharp:

Is the back of the neck unfinished?
Can you take some pics of yours? I'd like to see more of how one really looks.

Thanks, holmes.

-Robbie
Pics here.

http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/showthread.php?t=11150

Im Shawn by the way...
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Hey Shawn.

Are pics available that don't require me to join another forum to see them?
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Got mine last week...I love mine.
Thanks revsharp777!!!

I'd been looking for a backup to my 7420 & wanted something diffrent & this one pretty much nailed it.
At this kind of $$$ it's a no brainer..

Feel wise I concur that it feels more like a Schecter than an Ibanez.
Still it's a hell of a shredder suprisingly..

Here's my pics..

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...er/GothLP2.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...er/GothLP1.jpg
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