Obviously this doesn't mean much, but pretty much every time I see that guitar mentioned, people say the quality is closer to Gibson than Epiphone.
I wonder if it's similar to LTD, where you can't see the quality differences on the spec list (it seems like the LTD signature models get more QC attention than the Deluxes).
V's are too flashy for me; if it was an Explorer or LP, I would have seriously considered buying it.
Originally Posted by Rev Drucifer
I forget if it's just a "Fat 50's" profile or if they specifically call it a '58. But I quickly played the LP Custom 1955 Outfit, which is the same profile IIRC, and that neck was huge
. I like fatter necks, and it seemed borderline unplayable. I could have just not spent enough time with it, but it seemed so uncomfortably big that I put it right back.
Originally Posted by Chris
This. I love Gibsons, so before I paid for that Tele, I went through the store and played most of the Gibsons within my budget. Most of them seemed no better than Epiphones and/or had pretty awful finishing flaws. Pretty sad when your budget guitars are more consistent than your premium ones.