I never owned a semi hollow body, and I also never had an Epiphone before. I never liked the Epiphone headstock (and we all know the tonez come from the headstock), but on a semi-hollow or hollow body they look OK to me. So with the sale going on I went for an Epiphone DOT ES 339 PRO in cherry. I am surpised how good this guitar is, especially considering the ridiculous price. When I tried her, the action was far to high, but the neck being straight and the frets leveled (good job China man... or probably more... China fret machine tool...). Once at home, I could make it as low as I like it with no buzz anywhere on the fretboard. Not the best pics ever... The guitar plays well, the pups, that I thought I would have to change sound close to the Gibby classic 57's I tried on a friend's LP. They could be a bit more balanced between them and the bridge pup a little on the bright side, but nothing that can be managed with very little tweaks of the volume and tone knobs. The push-pull's gives a bit more versatillity but being a humbucking kind of guy, I do not care that much about it, but I guess that could be an advantage on certain "live" situation. So I am saving a bit of money for now. I thought that being a semi-hollow body, there would be more sound when played unplugged, my Edwards E-LP sound louder than that, but, my Gibby LP and SG sound quieter. As I said, frets are well levelled, and on each side, if not on par with some other guitar I have with no nibs, the finish is good and you won't hurt yourself and it won't catch any thread of a cloth when cleaning it. The neck feels great, bigger than my '93 LP 60's slim (whatever) neck and reminded my staight away of my SG, only a bit bigger and kind of a squarish feeling close to the headstock and near the heel, but not a bad feeling I must say. The white neck binding look really plastic, but so exactlly does the white binding on my Gibson SG classic... Bot doesn't have the "cachet" of the creamy binding of my LP standard. I don't know what kind of stings they put on, I guess they are 10's, but huh they feel like cheese cutter wire... Well, I don't really know how I can explain the feeling on my fingers, but , I put them over the tailpiece to set-up the strings hights properly, I put my trusty DM Blue Steel latter. The plastic nut is a bit tight on the strings, but I'll see if it is better with my own set. If it need work, I just might change the nut altogether.