I tell ya, Epiphone has really stepped up quality the past few years. I have a G400, I got on a trade for a Jackson. The the previous owner upgraded the G400 with Gibson pickups and 50's style wiring, and it blows my 2017 Gibson SG standard away as far as tone, which sort of makes me sick, well because SG's are not cheap. I am in the process of pulling the PCB out of the Gibson and doing the same set up in it. I bought my son a Epiphone Les Paul Standard plustop pro. After a few minor setup adjustments, it plays and sounds just as good as my Gibsons.