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This was my first electric guitar ever. I learned so many songs on this guitar including my first fingerstyle song, Blackbird, and my first solo, I Saw Her Standing There. Unfortunately I sold this guitar for a new Epiphone that I ended up selling as well a few years later. I now wish I had kept this guitar as a piece of my musical history. It was a great starter guitar, introducing me to that sweet sound of humbuckers. I would definitely recommend this as a first guitar, and if you've had one for a while, I suggest you hold on to it for future reference to your early years of playing guitar.
Used to be my #1, now used as a secondary guitar for songs in half-step-down tuning. Got this second-hand from a guitar shop owner near my house who advertised it on Craigslist. Previous owner swapped the pickup for a Duncan Phat Cat and the stock potentiometers for CTS ones, resulting in a clear and punchy tone that works extremely well with my VT30.
I've got this one in black. I changed the pick-up with a seymour duncan custom zebra humbucker and it's great. I like the sound and feel of the guitar. But the bridge and tuners will be changed it the near future, because they are not top quality to say the least.