I wasn't looking to get another guitar since I aiming to sell my gear, but I kept coming back to this epiphone and wanted it more and more. See:http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/my-...looking-epiphone-dot-but-called-es-335-a.html Since there weren't much offers going for my les paul and blue junior I traded them into long and macquade and still had $160 left over. Enough to allow me to get a hardshell case, and have $78 bucks on account. The spec on it are the same as any other dot, but that ice tea burst is hard to ignore. I'll probably replace the pots and pickups down the road, but all and all a very nice guitar.