Made in China.
For some people including me, the SG Junior is a paradoxical guitar grail: a guitar "plug and play" no frills: minimalism, efficiency, exemplary playability and sound like no other.
This Epiphone version can wait to find a Gibson or Tokai version without pay as much as in other less prestigious manufacturers.
We find the light body, the comfortable handle (get used to the feeling it gives length). This guitar sounds good so early AC / DC when it is connected.
One humbucker so I was gone for the change (P90?) But it seemed very correct.
The grain of the wood through a thin layer of satin varnish is beautiful, I would venture to say that the most beautiful red Gibson covered with thick glossy varnish. This added to the raw side of the beast.
The settings are adequate although the tone potentiometer lack of progressiveness. ca is not a tragedy for all. Plastic knobs setting against quickly be replaced.
The tuners are surprisingly good for a first prize Epiphone (Grover style).
In short, an excellent option for those who want an SG Junior, or a guitar to plug and play immediately in its collection.
No luxurious finishes, but not kitsch and a nice guitar to the eye. Just missing a cover on the microphone and benefit from being changed pickguard (white Perloid? Batwing if possible?).
Characteristic of SG Channel, but some frets are on the body, unlike a standard: therefore shorter and more comfortable cap sleeve / open chords.
Very light guitar.
Blues, 70s rock (CCR Who), hard rock (AC / DC), garage, punk ...
I use it for six months (I had a video that I have not kept) alongside a way Gretsch Les Paul and a Stratocaster. Three very different guitars.
I wanted a light guitar and carefree trimmings to walk in rehearsals / oxen and small concerts.