Viktorija Arsic Posted September 22, 2019 Report Share Posted September 22, 2019 http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// In my opinion, no guitar collection is complete without a Goldtop Les Paul! I’m extremely lucky to have this gorgeous Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro in Metallic Gold, one of the rarest finishes available. It’s an out of production model and I literally bought the last one left in Canada...on sale! Huge thank you to Long and McQuade for always being amazing in every way and to Walker and Williams for their phenomenal guitar straps. This is my third Epi guitar and honestly, I’ve never been prouder to play one (thanks to all the hardworking folks in the Qingdao Epi factory!) As soon as I took this incredible Epi out of its case, I haven’t been able to pick my jaw up off the floor. The fit and finish is flawless. I’m impressed by the perfect gold paint (stunning when the light hits it) and the classy antique cream binding. Pickup selector is rock solid, tone knobs are cozy and feel great. Attention to detail is impeccable. Playability is so buttery smooth and comfortable! I especially want to point out the worn satin neck: my Prophecy Custom Plus GX has a satin neck as well, but whereas that one is smooth, the Traditional has a rustic, almost open pore mahogany neck and body that has this wonderful worn-in feel. Of course the tone is where this guitar really shines! I can’t heap enough praise onto the pickups. I love playing in the rhythm position, but the Probucker in the bridge sounds insanely good I’m tempted to just leave it in lead. Also, combining both pickups sounds absolutely heavenly. Running straight through my Boss Katana 100, I’ve gotten quite a range of tones: from pristine to warm, jazzy cleans, scorching distortion, throaty growls, and tasty crunch; then adding some boost and compression from my pedals brings everything to a whole new level! I don’t usually split the coils, but I appreciate having this feature just the same. Epiphone really went for the gold when they created this beautiful guitar. The guitar gods have definitely smiled upon me, and I’m grateful to be playing for many, many years to come! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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