*** Where was it made? ***
made in Korea
*** How many frets, what kind of pickups and what is the pickup configuration? ***
20 frets, six over the body.
Two humbucker pickups.
*** What kind of bridge (Floyd Rose, Wilkinson....)? ***
Floating bridge with locking string system to reduce the vibrations.
*** What about controls (volume, tone, pickup selector...)? ***
Volume and tone controls for each pickup.
*** What kind of neck? ***
Standard Epiphone/Gibson neck. 2-color inlays.
*** Misc ***
Golden hardware. Natural finish. Maple body. Spruce top.
Nice-looking guitar, average finish and details, varnish is too thick at some edges. No noise.
Epiphone version of the Gibson L5.
*** Is the neck comfortable? ***
Yes the neck feels very pleasant, much more than its competitors.
*** Is the access to the upper frets easy? ***
*** Is the instrument ergonomic (body shape, weight...)? ***
Considering the size, it's a real jazz guitar. The body is very thick.
It's a great asset for the sound but it can be annoying if you have short arms.
Otherwise, no problems.
*** Is it easy to get the right sound? ***
This guitar was conceived for jazz and jazz only! You quickly get a good sound using the neck pickup and setting the tone control to 2-3.
*** Does it fit your music style? ***
Yes, I play jazz and the guitar is wonderful for that sort of music.
*** Which amp(s) or effect(s) do you use it with? ***
Roland Jazz-Chorus 20 but a Fender also sounds very good.
*** What kind of sounds do you get and which settings do you use ("crystal-clear", "fat", ...)?
You get a super jazz sound even unplugged. It has simply a nice tone.
Settings: flat-wound Thomastik strings, Dunlop Jazz III pick, tone control at 2-3.
The sound is the main asset of this guitar. I guess you won't hear a huge difference if you compare it to an L-5.
*** How long have you been using it? ***
*** Which feature do you like the most / the least? ***
I like its jazz look and sound.
I don't like the average-quality finish.
*** Did you try any other models before buying it? ***
Yes. Peerless, Epiphone Joe Pass, Ibanez, etc.
*** How would you rate its value for money? ***
The guitar is worth its price.
*** Based on your experience, would you buy this product again? ***
Yes, I'm pretty satisfied with this guitar. I strongly recommend it to all jazz fans. I would definitely buy it again if I was looking for this type of guitar in this price range.