Have anyone seen the new exclusive models at Music 1 2 3 yet? I picked one up and it arrived today. See review below.
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.