Written on: 14/03/2005 by rhyminsymon (1 review written)
Fantastic looks, nice sound, great sustain, right size. Playing seems easier on this guitar. Riffs fall into place. Great finish and construction overall. Binding is fantastic.
Grover tuners? If they didn't say so on them, I would never believe they were. Tuners don't lock. Have to re-tune after playing hard riffs. Needs something better. POTs are really cheep and bad quality. Going to replace them sometime. Setup was bad. Frets are way too high and need professional adjustments - add $250.00 more to the cost for that. Nut is way too high playing on first 2 frets, bends strings out of tune and has to be tuned either to D or to A depending on song, but after I get it pro set up, it should be perfect. Inlays on fretboard are not the nicest, but pretty... some holes in them at spots, but not enough to hurt fingers, sound, or notice when playing. Electroplated pickups lose their gold color first couple of times playing. Should have been sealed or something to protect them. Wish they would have put good POTs on this guitar... come on Gibson, put just a few more bucks in it. Switch is dinky too, but I can live with that for now.
Epiphone Sheraton II - This guitar has tons of sustain. Plays nice without amp for practice. Built as well as my 70's Gibson SG and sounds almost as good. I would recommend this guitar if you can't afford a Gibson....Epi is the next best thing. After I switch out POTs, get it pro set up, nut and frets lowered some, it will be as good or maybe even better than a Gibson and still for a lot less money....