Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus (Midnight Sapphire) Reviews4.5/5.0 based on 4 customer reviews
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from HICKSVILLE NEW YORK USA
January 29, 2013Music Background:
LOTA PLAYING OVER THE PAST 50 YEARS
REALLY COOL EPIPHONE LES PAULVERY ,VERY WELL MADE LES PAUL GUITAR FROM EPIPHONE.NOTHING CAN BEAT THIS OUTSTANDING AND WAY ABOVE AND BEYOND PRODUCT IN SOUND ,LOOKS AND EASE OF PLAYING . A ONCE IN A LIFE TIME GEM.STRIKE WHEN THE IRON IS HOT !! BUY IT NOW.BEFORE IT GOES AND DISAPEARS FROM THE RETAIL SCENE FOR EVER...YOU HAVE TO TRY IT TO BELIEVE IT...
from Dayton, OH
January 28, 2013Music Background:
ImpressedI had never bought anything from Sweetwater before this guitar. I was impressed with the personalization of service provided. I received a call within 1 hour of placing my order to confirm deliver location and ensure order details. I received this grad within 2 days and I had ordered it on a holiday. Awesome experience!
from Claude, TX
April 20, 2013Music Background:
Hobbyist. Play in Church.
Sweet, Blue GuitarI am satisfied with my purchase of this guitar. I was going to get the Black Cherry version, but my wife picked out this one. I later saw a Black Cherry Model in one of the local stores, and I am glad to say the Midnite Sapphire looks better. My wife has good taste! Now, on to performance. This guitar plays well, and there is not much difference between this guitar and several Gibsons I have played. One difference that stands out is the potentiometers. The knobs are crooked on my guitar, but the pots work like they should. I have been told the pots are the weak part of this guitar, but they are easily changed. The strings are cheap, and I played them dead in three days. I guess that's the same for nearly all of the inexpensive, Chinese made guitars. The 57 Gibson Humbuckers are for real! The sustain on this is just like the Gibsons. The tuners are locking Grovers. The tone I get from this guitar is very sweet. It is a heavy guitar, but I ordered a padded, 3 1/2" strap when I ordered the guitar. I reviewed the strap earlier.
For the money, this is a fantastic guitar! If money is not a consideration, then this is still a guitar that I recommend you take into consideration. Like one of the other folks that reviewed this said, "It's a Gibson without the Gibson name on the headstock", and it is "As close to a Gibson as you can get without paying thousands of dollars."
I recommend this guitar without reservations. I know I mentioned the pots being cheap, but most of use wind up changing pots, or P/U's, or bridges/saddles no matter which brand of guitar we buy. You will not regret this purchase.
from United States
February 26, 2013Music Background:
Sweet Child O' MineThis is a great guitar with amazing sound possibilities. With the push pull pots, you can go from really smooth and sparkly cleans to serious bite and distortion. If you're wanting a real Gibson Les Paul without the price, this is the ticket.
You get great pickups, grover locking tuners, strap locks, a hard shell case, a hard maple cap with a fancy flame veneer, and just about everything you could ask for, minus the Gibson logo.
The guitars look amazing in person, the photos don't do them justice. They feel great to play with the slim taper neck, and have real quality features, including the switchcraft switch, etc. Every detail is right in that respect.
The only issue is Epiphone's quality control. There were a few minor things like a loose strap button, stripped screw holes on the truss rod cover, a ding in the filler around the inlays, and some other minor things, but I had those taken care of by a Gibson repair center under warranty.
If the quality control was a little better, I'd give it five stars. Would I buy another, or recommend one to a friend? YES. It's the best you can get for this little money. You really are getting a Gibson without the logo on the headstock.