I'm subscribed to Eastwood Guitars newsletter because I purchased an Eastwood Airline Map guitar in red a couple of years ago and was so impressed with it I decided that if they made something special I would grab it. They did! They have two wesbites, one for Eastwood Guitars and one for Eastwood Customs. https://eastwoodcustoms.com https://eastwoodguitars.com They are issuing a version of Gibson's Moderne but have named it an "Avante". These are preliminary photos they made available and NOT the actual finished product. I have never done a crow funded pre-order custom shop guitar before but for $599 I said why not! Body is basswood and the neck is maple. It doesn't have the Gumby headstock but I'm sure Gibson owns the rights to it and nobody will be using it but Gibson. I already know how great Eastwood pickups, electronics and hardware is and they do have them made in Korea which at this time have 40 years experience I think or something like that. I own a few guitars made in Korea and I'm pretty sure the same 2 or 3 factories make everyone's lol. Anyway, I pre-ordered this way back in 2018 and they were supposed to be built and shipped in July but they were delayed .... of course - the email I got last week says it will ship towards the end of November. When it comes I will give a review of it and let you know if it is better than an Epiphone .... I already know Eastwood guitars are better than Epis. Just MY opinion however.