Disappointed - Epiphone Les Paul Reverse Custom Limited Edition. Beautiful looking guitar but really dead. No personality. Dull sound. It was way too pretty to start modifying so I sold it. Surprised - '98 reissue Danelectro DC-3. Feels like a piece of crap when you first pick it up. Feels very flimsy and the neck dive is very bad. Plays like a dream and the tone is incredible. I end up picking up this guitar more than any other when I just want to have some fun and bang out some blues with everything on full.