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Style: Great finish and batwing headstock is sweet.
Playability: Thicker neck than a Fender and a bit too much lacquer on the back. Very light and comfortable to jump around with on stage. A bit top-heavy though. Controls are intuitive and easy to use. The push-pull pots are a great addition to this guitar, as you can achieve single-coil and humbucker tone.
Tone: Pickups aren't superb. They block most noise but are somewhat indistinguishable from each other. The neck pickup has slightly less power, but that's about it. The bridge does have a great deep tone that you would expect from an Epiphone humbucker and it pushes amps beautifully.
Thought about trading this guitar in for a while, but a simple neck pickup swap should make it much more versatile.