Despite the fact that I have acquired Epiphone Les Paul was made in China, which has developed a stereotype, it’s pretty – does not sound bad, and in its price range will give odds to many other guitars analogues producing countries, of course, in the same price category. But let us all about it. Model: EPIPHONE Les Paul Standard EBONY CH Serial Number: 06 – date of manufacture / 2006 09 – month / September 6243 – the number of product / 6243 General Features: Neck – Mahogany Body – Mount Mahogany Neck – glued Tailpiece: Tune-o-matic/Stop-bar Pickups: 2 humbucker Controls: 2 x volume, 2 tone, 3-pos. Switch to the neck Fingerboard: Rosewood Frets 22 Scale Length: 24,75 ‘ Hardware: Chrome Country of Origin: China Specifications Neck: Width at Nut: 1.68 ‘ Inlay: trapezoid Color: Black Weight – 5 kg Making Made in China, the instrument at the factory Gibson, which opened in October 2002 in Qingdao (Qingdao). Qingdao is located on the peninsula of Shandong, and is an important port, military base and industrial center. This is the only plant that produces Epiphone in Asia.
The factory is dedicated to building guitars Epiphone and only Epiphone, due to This achieves good control over the production of guitars. First encounter in 2006 I bought EPIPHONE Les Paul Standard EBONY CH in one of the few music stores in Astrakhan, giving him not a lot of not a few 16 000 rubles. At that time it was my second electric guitar, after Samick (1H +2 S). Electric Samick, lasts me faithfully for 3.5 years, and then I sold it safely. And so, going to a music store, my eyes presented a number of guitars Ibanez and Squier.
After listening to them all on the queue, I am a bit disappointed, because sound data models I categorically did not agree. A little ‘torment’ and sellers the tools I was going to leave, when suddenly my eyes fell modestly in the corner hangs a guitar black this was the Epiphone Les Paul Standard. With some suspicion, I picked it up, ‘skimmed’ over solos, I was pleasantly surprised. Live sound, singled out this tool from a variety of others. Epiphone gave a magnificent sustain, with characteristic for Les Paul guitars softness sound. In general, good sound and material quality of this instrument have left me cold. The body and neck guitar body and neck made of mahogany (mahogany), a dense wood and rock pretty hard. Gibson company in the manufacture of its extensive use of mahogany guitars. Sound mahogany characterized, above all, a sharp, explosive attack with srednchastotnoy velvety tone. You also need to note that the bar glued to the hull. This fastening the neck provides good sustain, which I originally guided buying a guitar. Tuners I can not mention one detail – the quality of the guitar tuning keys mounted on Grover. Tuners with very smooth motion, without any flaws in the rotation, securely hold the structure. Unfortunately pickups, pickups do not reach a satisfactory level. However, it is difficult to blame the instrument in this price range, which is already ‘pressed’ out all that is possible. The only thing that I have only been able to do with family pickups (a type of soap box) – remove the lid, resulting in a more powerful, sharp sound of Native Wiring Wiring is surprisingly very good Appearance and change 1. Removal of the grip 2. Replacement potentiometer knobs 3. Removing the covers from the pickups.