This guitar has a beautiful finish; its covered in a Dark Tobacco Burst. Its built with a mahogany back and a maple finish on the front. This guitar has two Seymour Duncan Alnico Pro II humbucker pickups and an exclusive feature not found on typical Les Pauls a Fishman Powerbridge pickup. The guitar has a small toggle switch by the Volume and Tone Knobs that give the guitar an acoustic tone to it, if you want it. I have been playing this guitar for 2 years now and the sound is just killer. It's great for those classic rock leads and just gets the job done. It just needs to come with a Top Hat and then your set.
I picked this guitar up for my birthday with the help of family of course. I went to a local Music shop that special orders Gibson Customs and I paid about $3,750 for this one. I mostly fell in love with this guitar because the neck is a 59 les Paul neck and it just feels good to me. I love the color on this guitar it just stands out to me.
This guitar has a great raw sound to it, the tone is just excellent and the Fishman Powerbridge pickup just makes the guitar stand out. It's easy for when youre doing a live gig and you need an acoustic sound, there is no need to switch guitars, just flip the switch and this guitar turns into a acoustic. The color of this guitar is just great; I always get great remarks about its color.
If I was to find fault in this guitar it would be some minor details, which could have been just in my case. The intonation was way off for the Low E string to the point where i had to take it to somewhere to get it adjusted. Also I noticed that the 'pointer' next to the Volume knobs and Tone knobs where kind of bent and very sharp, so if you by chance over shoot trying to adjust your volume you get this sharp pain in your finger that is not very pleasant during a gig.
As far as the guitar in a whole it is built like a typical Gibson! Very sturdy and well built. Besides the Intonation and Volume/Tone 'pointers' this guitar is practically perfect. Everything feels smooth and is just great. But if youre paying a large amount of money then it should be.
If youre a big Slash fan then this guitar will not disappoint you. As for practically any Gibson Custom signature series you are probably paying a lot for the name but regardless this guitar is great and has yet failed to impress me. Great Sound, Great Look, Great Feel.
I looked all over the world on the internet for this guitar, and I only found one in Caulfield Music, in Australia, and Firehouse Guitars, in Holland, Michigan. I picked up an ebony LPS at Firehouse Guitars the first time I went to Holland, and I couldn't believe the tone, feel, and looks of it! I decided that it should be the one for me. I chose the LPS because it's different, it has a deeper cutaway on the treble side for access to higher notes, it has eighteen tones in one instrument, which is rare, it's light, it's beautiful, and it sounds cool with all 18 tones. I paid $689 at Firehouse Guitars in Holland, Michigan.
I like the LPS because it has 18 tones, has the deeper cutaway on the treble side, is very cosmetic and attractive, it is lightweight, it is unique, and it is a good price for what seems like a $2000 instrument.
I don't have anything negative.
The Epiphone Les Paul Signature has a maple neck, back, and sides, a spruce top, Indian rosewood fingerboard, mother-of-pearl trapezoid inlays, Gotoh tuning gears, a stopbar tailpiece, a switch that says 50, 250, and 500 for the intensity, a Phase In and Out switch, a three-way toggle switch, one volume, one tone, two Electar low-impedence humbucking pickups, and an asymmetrical body shape. The deep florentine cutaway, as I said, lets you play higher notes without looking weird.
Since my Les Paul Signature has all that I expected of it (with tone, feel, and cosmetics), I just LOVE it! I wouldn't trade it for a D'Angelico, a Benedetto, a D'Aquisto, or any other brand that costs as much as a car. The price was awesome for this model. I recommend it for anybody looking for a semi-hollow archtop electric guitar with everything they need.
bought this guitar from musicians pro shop a couple of years back, paid $1200 aus which is ok. really like the style of this model and the great gold finish
the different combinations of sounds available from the varitone switching is just beyond words. the overall finish of this guitar is ultra good. you hear a lot of comparisons..not as good as the real gibson etc well this is on the ten scale for epiphone
only downer so far the pick up selector switch broke in the first month, I think its pretty minor really considering the rest of the guitar is so good
top quality well put together guitar in its price range
I can't remember where I got it, its all a bit hazy now. It cost £330 (thanks to some finely tuned haggaling techniques)
You can play the crap out of it during a solo esspecially around the 22nd fret. It has the heavey plam mutting sound of slash, and the screaming solo sound made popular during his time in Guns n' Roses.
Stuff like the switch and the machine heads are bollocks, you can snap them off wih no effort. i.e if you fart close enough, they will crack under the pressure.
It is pretty well made, only some screws need a little tightening and you have to watch the machine heads because they were probably made by rouge vicar that dabbles in the construction of plastic parts for epiphone.
If you can get it cheap, it is a damn good guitar and well worth the money.