This guitar was given to me by some friends in 2005 or so as a gift. Its the non-deluxe version with a natural finish so it has dot inlays. Its a 70's Made in Japan Epiphone made by Matsumoku which also made Aria guitars. Being a laminate top guitar, its quiet. With 1 3/4 with at the nut, fingerstyle playing is comfortable.
With a bolt-on neck, these guitars have a history of glue failing at the neck block which causes the neck to cave in the top and cause severe damage. When I got mine, it had that problem but luckily it didn't do much damage (the top has a slight warp to it under the fret board extension, but does not affect playability). Rick at the Music Place in Berlin, NJ was able to re-glue the neck block into place and its been fine at full tension for the last 12 years. Here is a great thread dealing with this repair if you run into it:
I used a Bill Lawrence A-300 soundhole with this guitar since its a bit quiet for fingerstyle.
This thing is from the 70's and it finds a way to work with every genre of music I play, whether I;m practicing a song, performing for a friend unplugged, or recording a cover. Very high quality