This was my first guitar and despite some wiring issues, I love it. It's from the Indonesian factory which has made some really incredible Epiphones. I never liked the color, but I wouldn't dare trade it in because it just feels right.
for starters, i bought this guitar for $160 second hand from a pawnbroker. it sounds great and the pickups bring out the true sustain of the guitar, it may look like a cheap beginners guitar but it feels, plays and sounds great.
i got this used at guitar center for $189. this is a practice guitar and should not be used for gigging. the humbuckers are not clear at all and the fret job is not good. but hey what else do you expect from a $189 guitar?
I got this as my first guitar and let me tell you for a beginner electric guitar this one is amazing. It plays really well it's cheaper then most guitars of this quality, and it sounds great. Just buy it if your looking for a cheap beginner guitar.
It gets the job done, but it's not awesome about staying in tune, the tone upon purchase is lacking, and I'm not a big fan of the feel of it anyway. I'm not sure if I'm just not a Les Paul guy or what.
not quite the gibson but it has all the same advantages... the only thing it lacks is the craftmanship and the brilliant tone of the real deal. dont let that fool ya, this guitar is a work horse