Good enough for the likes of the Beatles, the Stones, Dylan (acoustic) but not good enough for the kid playing in his house or the 40 year old guy playing in some lame local band who thinks he's amazing? Brand snobs! I have an ES339 that I dropped BB2 and BB3 pickups into and changed the nut. Total was $660 for a guitar that looks, plays and sounds just as good as the $2600 Gibson IMO. Just picked up a Casino today, really like the pickups in them and its very well made. In fact, its just as well made as these sub $1k Gibson LPs lately. I returned my 2014 LPJ. Poor QC, terrible fret work and sharp edges. Even my $1200 semi hollow special LP has some minor issues in the build. I must say I am impressed with the Epiphone brand!