Epiphone Inspired by 1966 Century
Wanted one of these as soon as I saw them announced. Paul Allen at Sweetwater hooked me up with a great one. The finish is a soft matte - feels great, looks cool, and would probably buff up nicely if you wanted a shine. Played OK out of the box - action was a little high and stiff for me. After a pro setup, the action is low and slinky - feels and plays fantastic. The P-90 is better than I expected: it's not exactly a vintage Gibson or a modern Lollar or Fralin, but it's way more detailed than the Epi/Gibson P-90s on my IBJL Casino. Acoustically, this guitar rings out like a deep body archtop. It's fun to play, provides some great tones, and is most definitely a keeper for me. For the money, this baby is an incredibly good value. Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that I'm afraid people would expect more bells and whistles for that kind of rating, and this is a dead simple guitar.