I don’t know about that. I’ll say they aren’t good guitars but maybe I got a lemon. It has a bad fret and the pickup switch is wonky. Also, the bridge material seems kind of weak and subject to failure. Of course, the wood is subpar (like glue-wood) but that doesn’t matter so much if everything else works. I just kind of put it aside.
It’s my fault for buying it. I should have gone up the street to my local music store and bought a Ibanez Iceman. I know, it’s a goofy guitar but it would have served my purpose in wanting a cheapish hardtail guitar that would sound and feel as good as anything else with ‘trusted’ quality.
Seems we now have something in common. I had a Martin acoustic that has been gathering dust for the last few years. A couple days ago I decided to try my hand at the electrical guit-rod so I went and got me a cheap Epiphone Les Paul.
Bought it new, and walked out of the store with a Vox Personal Amp, a couple sets of strings, a rather nice strap, and a handful of picks for less than $250