I've been hit with gas for this guitar for a while now.. Ive had, and have used the iconic guitars that most of us have/had used/tried/owned.. but the only thing I havent had any experience in playing is these type of guitars.. Honestly, I was really scared to take the plunge because; 1. wasnt sure it'll fit my rig and the type of music I play. 2. I vowed to buy the high end models so as not to waste money (buy once, cry once), but I thought I'm just getting my feet wet.. 3. Also, I'm quite unsure if I want this one or the other more famous brother.. but once I saw this one for sale, for a good price, in immaculate condition, along with the case, I bit, and crossed my fingers. 4. Upgrading pickups isnt as straightforward in case I dont like it, and there's limited options available.. but with all my guitars, I find that the stock pickups are okay, sometimes great, just needed a bit of tweaking but I never had to replace any pickups.. and again, I like to have a lot of options open in case, but this one might be problematic.. It was shipped to me, and that was the anxious moment of my life, I have no problems buying sight unseen, it was dealing with a stranger halfway across the country and giving him the money, and trusting he would ship, but he did came through.. a gentleman in his senior years just trying to trim down his collection as he doesnt play that much anymore.. It was sitting in its case for ages, because all he plays are Rickenbackers, and he has a lot of it.. One thing to note is one of the reasons I pulled the trigger is, this is an older model, so it has settled in a bit, also Rosewood board, and not the newer models with Pau Ferro.. so thats a win for me, I love my rosewoods! Here it is.. 2014 Epiphone Casino.. But oh well. it got delivered here in my office, I opened it up and played it in a boardroom, made sure no one is watching.. LOL, acoustic tones are far out nice! One tone knob has been replaced, and three more spares has been given, but its not the same reflector knobs as the stock ones, it has the Les Paul type knob.. I kind of like it, but I wont change for now.. Unfortunately Im in the office and cant take better photos, once I get home, I'll set this up, re-string it with 11's and take better photos!