This just might be the best value in a guitar under $400, and this and the Ultra 339 are easily the best new Epi models in years.
They are both more versatile than their much more expensive cousin, the Gibby 339.
With four pots, three way switch and push pull coil tapping, there are EIGHT available sounds, H/S, H/H, S/H,S/S, neck only or bridge only. humbucking,neck only or bridge only single coil.
You can get a reasonable 335 sound and fair Tele as well.
And, beleive it or not- the p'ups are good and work well when split. I've never found humbuckers that sound good split before. This new downscale size is much more 'weildy' than a Dot,.
This guitar would rate perfect for the sort of guitar it is[-blues/R&B] but it does have that typical Asian feel to the top of the fretboard, i. e., super flat, .with frets that could use more polish.
The nut is kinda poo, too but most anything under a grand is.
[ For what I've paid, I'll pull the frets and roll the fretboard edges.]
No need to change p'ups thou!
The back neck profile is just fine, however, not too fat like a Sheradon, not too thin like some shredbeast. Too thin, you'll lose tone.
Be shure to check the pics of each serial #, especially the back/neck, for best colourmatching.
Get one and get your "Keef' on!