It is an "elitist" model, made in Japan by experienced luthiers.
It is a very close model of the Gibson ES 330. I tried to STAR'S Music in Lyon, custom shop version to 3000 + tickets ... So I do not want to play grumpy who see evil everywhere, but the Epiphone is better finished (exple: Band gills painted), etc ...
In short, half the price and better So either we save, or you can buy gear with a difference ... Cool!
Top comfort for me who am accustomed to a telecaster (! American vintage 64 great too), it's different but just as comfortable, or even better:
access to acute facility
a little flatter radius
Recess, so the guitar is quite light but very well balanced (she looks neither forward nor backward) and if you play without being connected (not to wake his wife and / or children) the sound is quite flattering, very wooded, it already sounds good even empty!
Then there is the revelation! I've heard that some perceive as the perfect P90 pickups, and although I quite agree. The pickups are great for me. Clearly it can be hot or slamming, and crunch is ecstasy => It's amazing how good it is! In addition you can have fun with the feedback caused by the body, it is very Rigollot. There is only for metalheads that it should not go ...
I really love the sounds obtained.
Buying and fresh, so I still have the eyes of love
The value for money is very good, I just regret not having bought this guitar earlier.
I will complete this review after a few months of use.
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Qill's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Semi hollow guitar by Epiphone Japan
5 ply maple body with spruce reinforcement inside, no central beam
Mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard 22 frets
Gibson P90T P90R and micro
2 volume, 2 tone
ABR bridge + Keystone
guitar very light pen, the touch is perfect nice the action is good, the black dot is very sensitive and feedback when the amp at high volume group
otherwise tested well, first I tested curly on G string
Melodic sound it sends the P90 is very organic and smooth at the same time, the registry blues, rock, pop and especially Beatles sound of hell, that it does not have a central beam that gives one side more pronounced sound much more difficult to handle in the drive have to watch game variation, Plugge in a nice Vox with a small light crunch, we find ourselves immersed in this fast time ... missing the bowl cut and it's good ...
It's very good of course kept all proportion, should not the comparison to his sister at Gibson but the work of the Japanese is well cared for, there is no lizard
Elitist model is hard to find but if you get the chance, try it in there worth seeing, it has nothing to do with the other Asian model
The report quality price € 1400 for a semi hollow because it is honest Gibson ES it is in the € 2,000 in additional scratches in the set is good
Table, back and fishplates in Saddle
A mahogany set neck pice
Fingerboard: Rosewood 22 Frets
2 Gibson USA pickups and P90RS P90T Single Coil
2 volume, 2 tone
Scale of 24-3/4
Width at nut, 1.11/16
Marine hardware while nickel
10/10 for the comfort and lightness of the handle unlikely, aesthetics and impeccable finishing, and finally the high quality sounds dlivrs.
The neck is very very enjoyable, you feel immediately comfortable.
the balance is in good standing as sitting.
Its weight is extraordinarily Lger. I never felt on any guitar has.
Of course it is the absence of a central beam which (unlike the standard Gibson 335 that it mirrored the box size). It is this characteristic that makes the play can unplug it powerfully rson.
CASC acute in boxes is very limited big box up 19th!
I do not straying far from the not at this point.
Is obtained immediately from very beautiful sounds in all configurations of microphones, the P90 single coils work wonders on a Class A All Tube Amp commme my Laney Lionheart.
9 / 10 for CASC in boxes prs microphone.
Its sounds perfectly suited my vintage music styles.
It is tempting to attack well-sr whole directory Beatles post 65.
A killer for fans to find these sounds (or on Vox Laney).
Times with the Rolling Stones, has also works very very well!
By trying to clear blues rock crunch or frankly saturated or even jazz, has still sounds wonderfully by God!
I have not pushed the saturation very high volume, but completely hollow body without doubt cause a feedback loop teachers.
10/10 Big dynamic sounds very warm and deep. Finally able to play even as unplug with his remarkable is a plus.
3 weeks I've gained, I never left her, 2 3 hours per day!
I played on Gibsons 335, SG, Fender Strato and tl usa, Duesenberg and Starplayer Fulerton tv ...
It comforts me to my Gibson 335 flying too fast: (
I love everything about it except may be the difficulty to obtain it in France.Presque not therefore be able to try before you buy.
You can sometimes see it on Ebay for around 900 U.S..
The quality for the price, it's all good
10/10 Super comfortable, with very good aesthetic finishes, tone sound, what can we expect better?