I'll be honest... even though I KNOW they make some mighty fine guitars... I find myself having a really hard time ever buying an Epiphone or Squier. I had a couple really bad experiences with a few guitars, and it kinda ruined them for me. I guess for that matter any "made in China" guitar is basically 'bleh' to me. It could be the greatest guitar out there, and if it said Epiphone or Squier, I couldn't get past it... Lol. I guess it's kinda like accidentally eating undercooked chicken one time... You get terribly sick... And then even the sight of chicken in the future makes you nautious. Anyone else? Again... talking just about the name on the headstock... Nothing else.