Epiphone Delivers The Goods
Out of the box, one string out of tune.Tuned, un-plugged the cable from a Strat, plugged the Studio into a VOX tube amp with pedal set up for a Machine Gun-Hendrix sound. First sensation upon holding it, was a long-lost,but familiar feel of the first time I played my Les Paul as a 16 yr old pup. Sounded absolutely amazing. Pleasantly stunned, best feeling ever! Pure Les Paul tone, authentic. Really nice neck;frets needed no filing or dressing-up,which is a first.I opened up cover/plates on back to examine electronics harness and pots/caps.Full size potentiometers Made In Korea,yet near CTS performance,cheap tone caps, tho. Soldering was very good on every point, and the wire quality is surprisingly good. 3-way switch got a work-out from me and I eventually got it to make a minor glitch sound. I shall replace caps and 3-way switch, plus input jack. The Seymour Duncans I was going to place in this guitar are now on a shelf, awaiting another axe. The guitar has it's own true tone;be a sin to mess with it. This guitar was played through a professional, studio grade amp set up, and sounded as good as the Gibson's in the house. Seriously. Played as well,too. One happy picker, here!