This guitar is something else for the money.
The finishing is decent, the electronics haven't given me any trouble in almost 7 years. The tone is as thick as expected from a epiphone les paul. It has a lot of character for a cheap guitar. It will fall out of tune easily if you abuse it though. The second pickup really packs a punch when mixed with the right pedals.
TLDR: One of the best guitars out there for the price, won't give you much trouble.
Mate's guitar. So sorry but it only sounds well with the clean channel & the neck pickup. More for clean strumming in my humble opinion. Sound quite twangy on treble lead playing, not in a good way. If you ask me, a Les Paul has several downsides (neck too wide-flat, guitar too heavy, no trem etc.), and one single quality, that makes up for the rest: it's tone. This guitar doesn't even have a piece of it. Another mate of mine has a Gibson 120th anniversary Les Paul, the thing sings like a fucking bird. I KNOW I KNOW, it's not fair comparing a Gibson to an Epiphone, but you know, you'd expect something. So sorry but not a good guitar at all. Plus the dots on the fretboard look really disgusting if you ask me.