Ok. I'll jump in right here. I've had this account longer than I realized and finally have a good internet connection. I'm in my mid 50s and really just getting started on my way with all of this. I've been self teaching for 3 years. I like something of most kinds of music but am partial to my own creations. I have a friend who is a professional musician. His instruments are Gibson and D'angelico. I don't like to touch them though they are beautiful. I have already tried many different Epi's. Still so many to try! I am currently playing a Customized LP ii. I'll attempt to get a picture added.As far as Epiphone is concerned, I'm an impressed seasoned rookie. It will be years before I'll need to spend $5000 on a note chopper.