Interesting. My epiphone 339 played and sounded great. Unfortunately the electrics failed twice and the neck developed a long neck crack for no reason. Went back to Gibson guitars as I don’t like toysIf you've always wanted a Gibson but are smart enough to buy Epiphone's instead you're in luck because chances are you have a better guitar
My Epiphone Classic 2020 is better than the Gibson it's based on, which I also own.
When ordinary people see my Epiphone & my Gibson side by side they all assume that the Epiphone is the more expensive guitar each time
Unlike the Gibson:
It has a nicer top & prettier inlays
It has a better, more reliable & stable truss rod (which isn't covered in gunk, like most Gibson truss rod's are)
It has no weight relief
It has better construction, yes you read that right
It has a better & more vibrant finish, which isn't destined to deteriorate within a year
It has better string action & playability
It stays in tune
The moment I upgraded my Epiphone with a custom wiring harness & Gibson pickups it destroyed its so called "better made" counterpart
Epiphone guitars are awesome.