I don't know where to begin! I don't normally buy ANY laminated guitars because I want them to sound better with age. However, I gave sweetwater very tight specs for me. On string height and frets. I expected this to feel like a Gibson. It has Gibson pickups on it. They actually pulled TWO guitars to A/B them and see which would best suit me. It's my 6th guitar from them in one year and I was not disappointed.
I expected a kick around guitar to get s bit more bluesy with but recv'd a finely crafted and sounding instrument that I would happily use on stage or to record with. It sound like no laminated guitar I've ever heard and plays only slightly less as good as its big Gibson brothers. No fret scratch, tight tuners, pots are fairly tight and the pain/finish is wonderful. Neck is a dream for even my small hands. The new acoustic pickup emulation is better than good. On top of everything by going Epiphone during a promotion and guitar month, I saved a fortune.
Hats off to both Epiphone and Sweetwater on this one. Contact Ryan @ ext 1311 and tell him I sent you!