Purchased at an independant ma & pa shop. I had very little $$$ at the time and wanted a good guitar (who doesn't?) I paid $299.99 canadian.
The playability of this guitar is very good, regardless of price. It has a standard stoptail piece bridge which is very easy to use and intonate. The tuners are metal with a high ratio which kinda sucks but it is still usable (still way better than anything close to this price). The neck is bolt on but feels very solid. The neck is finished like the body too which you don't normally find on something this price.
There is nothing about it that is really awful. The drawbacks it does have are not even comparable in this price range; only if it were a $900 guitar or something.
The pickups are not the greatest sounding, but they do sound good. (www3.telus.net/mechatohm to listen to this guitar in action) The switch does cut out once in a blue moon. I can't quite get the low E string to fully intonate on lower tunings, it's damn close though. Oh, the color. I got the red and it's kind of a weird foggy purple/red. I don't like the color but oh well.
It is constructed quite well. It is light yet sturdy. Once again, put in relation to it's price category, in my opinion, it far surpasses any competition. Even though it is a bolt on neck, it has been very solid.
I have had this guitar for 4 odd years now. I will never sell/trade it. It never seems to let me down. That's pretty good because I play it a lot. For the money, it was an excellent value. The only real drawback I see is the finish. I really don't like it much at all, but hey, at least it's not pink or some damn thing like that!
I paid £120 new for this guitar from www.GAK.co.uk - quite a steal for a guitar that to all intents and purposes is a near-on exact replica of the Gibson model.
For the price you pay, it's fantastic - easy and smooth to play, looks gorgeous, and sounds brilliant.
The construction could be a little better - it's not falling apart by any means, but when I recieved mine there was something rattling round inside the electronics cutaway - it hasn't affected anything, but is still a little disconcerting.
For £120 you're getting a guitar that looks like an SG, plays ALMOST as well as an SG, and sounds ace. I reckon this would probably be best used as either a practice axe for a pro, or a main guitar for intermediate musicians, you won't find any better in this price range. In fact, you probably won't get a better guitar for less than £200.
I got this guitar at pheifers house of music (in stettler) for about 230$ (canadian.) I got it because it caught my eye and im tired of playing strats.
Keeps in tune for DAYS
Good action on the lower strings (E,A,D)
Really great sound
Really good pickups
Nothing important here.
Good constuction, everything seems to be put together nicely. The things u put the strap on arent even a little wobbly, and i dont ever expect them to be. For anyone who cant afford a gibson SG, this is the guitar for you.
Buy this guitar. It is well worth the money, and will last you a long time.
I bought this guitar from musicians friend for about $150. I always loved ACDC and wanted to get a good feel for an Sg before I bought a real one!
I feel that this is a good first guitar, but not good for a second, It also gives you a good idea and feel for an Sg. The sound is pretty good for a cheap guitar. The neck feels great I think. Epiphone necks always feel great. Mine stays in tune well despite what the other reviews say.
the only thing that is bad (even though its not really bad) is its just cheap. Its great for a first guitar and thats it. It has pretty good durability and will last well. The switch is a little crappy. and its very lightweight.
very light construction. switch is crappy but will do. tuners are pretty good. black finish is better for this guitar becouse cherry and cheap dont mix.
good first guitar. lightweight. cheap switch. black finish is nice. its worth $150