NOTE: this is a discontinued model introduced in the late 90s, mine is a 2000 model. There isn't necessarily an equivalent in the current EX line, you're either going cheaper with the EX-50, or one of the nicer models. The particular guitar that I have is pretty heavily modified: Mother of pearl designs attached to the stock finish, one EMG 81 in the bridge, one knob for volume, and the tone knob is replaced with a push-button killswitch as a monument to my poor taste, but also makes it a one of a kind instrument. It desperately needs locking tuners - the stock ones have massive stability issues when it comes to playing hard as I tend to do. It barely held together during its first live set recently...a tuner upgrade and possibly the old light steel wool trick to make the neck more satiny than glossy for playability and this will be a hell of a guitar. As it stands, my custom version looks really cool live!