This is a Home Run by Epiphone
I was pleased from the time I removed the guitar from the box. Itís the EXACT guitar represented in the picture when I chose it by serial number on the web-site. Kudos to Sweetwater for that!!!
As for the guitar, itís not an American made Gibson and I didnít expect one. Iíve got them to compare and there is a difference but hey, for this price point Iím very happy. For playability, I did do a little set up of the neck to my preference and it plays and sounds great. The Humbucking pickups are great; the nanomag in particular is an awesome feature. And with the three different outputs, Humbucking, nanomag or both, and the USB, this is a real gem. And Gibson doesnít even offer a guitar like this for any price.
The only complaint I have is with the strap buttons. On all of my guitars, I install the Dunlop Dual Design Straplock on them for versatility but when I pulled the back one off, two strips of wood fell out of the screw hole and now no screw will fit. Rather than try to repair it, I just drilled a new hole about a half inch from the old one and Iím good with that. I would have hated to have tested the strap on-stage though.
Overall, this is a great guitar for the price.