My Burny is one of the greatest guitars I've ever played, bar none. I have a late 70's '61 Reissue from the desirable Matsumoku factory, and man.. I've compared it with every guitar I can get my hands on.. Better than any modern Epiphone, Edwards by ESP, Gibson Memphis... better than any Gibson Custom Shop Reissue I've played... it murders them all. Allman Brothers for days. HIGHLY recommend these guitars if you can get one in decent shape for a good price.