I’ve been mulling this over for a few days now. I just paid off my Seafoam Pearl Strat like two days ago! I was tempted by a cheap, glossy Epiphoney Lester. I wonder if Mr. Agnesi will call and tell me I’m not “Authentic” enough? I liked the color, and I didn’t want to spend a bunch of money. So another few months and it will be paid off. It’s a good thing I don’t like to party or drink because there went the beer budget! I will do an NGD post when it arrives. The reason I chose the Epi over a real, albeit more stripped down Gibson is because if had so many tuning issues with Gibson’s with the flat crowned frets. It seems that on every Gibson LP I’ve had, which has been 5 of the last 6 actually, the necks move frequently and the strings don’t contact the crown of the fret in the right spot, thus I haven’t been able to play chords in tune.