Excerpt: the pickups are some of the best that ive played. Strong. Not as good as as the 496R 500T's that come on the Gibson X-plorer and the Flying V. Sound almost matches the Les Paul Standard as long as you work the EQ of the amp a little.
Summary: I found Epiphone Les PaUL Electric guitar not so expensive and that's why I choose to buy this guitar. This Electric guitar sounds better, it's amazingly you can produce many sounds that rock your world. You know, I can't afford very expensive electric guitars... expensive or not, it's all same in producing sound... It's depend on how you care, got!!