Well, After thoughts of getting one, email some companies here and there it finally arrived on Monday. I was really curious to get this guitar as I haven't played an Epiphone in years. But I gotta say, they did it right, really. The guitar feels very solid, the details are spot on, it looks absolutely gorgeous ! I took it all apart straight away and I was amazed to see that the electronics are cleaner than on a lot of Gibsons I have seen ( this is not a bashing Gibson thread ! ). Same as for the overall finishes on the guitar, nothing to complain about, literally nothing. The thing that amazed me the most was probably the pickups: they are very good indeed ! In my humble opinion at least as good as a pair of 57's or Burstbuckers ( and no this is still not a bashing Gibson thread ). I did have a lot of 57's and Burstbuckers and I removed them all because I found them lacking clarity and presence. I will probably swap the pickups out of this V at some point, but whoever likes the regular Gibson pickups will not have to change anything. They are GOOD. When I unboxed the guitar I noticed two spots where the lacquer cracked ( by the headstock and the heel ), but that's due to the wood reacting to temperatures I guess. When I got the guitar she was literally frozen. It's nothing bad and easily fixable; tone and wood are not affected so I don't really mind for now. Overall: Yes, it's an expensive Epiphone, but the quality is there ! And I'm not saying this just because it's a new toy, it really is a great guitar and in my opinion, worth the money. Try one out if you have the chance ! Only picture so far, if I ever take more I'll update it here !