To my ear, this Epiphone plays as well and sounds hardly distinguishable from the Gibson counterpart for about half the price. It has been an absolute joy to have this instrument in the home studio.
I think this is the best semi acoustic you can get for the money. I tries out loads of different models, but always came back to this. It's solid, comfortable, looks amazing (once you take the scratchplate off...!) and sounds awesome. the pickups are great. I have no complaints about this guitar whatsoever. If you don't want to spend £1,500+ on a 335, this is where it's at.