I bought this as a backup beater bass for practicing at home, but I like it so much that I'll probably do some gigs with it. The listing said used, but there was no evidence of that, probably just overstock, it still had the protective plastic film on the pickguard and other pieces. The quality is amazing, what you'd expect of a Gibson and not an Epiphone. I think Epiphone stepped up their game a lot in recent times. I was once disappointed with a low quality Epiphone Les Paul that gave me problems many years ago, so I was a bit hesitant to buy another Epiphone, but now I'm glad that I did. It makes a nice growly tone and the fretboard is well finished with nice low action. The only downsides are, like with any T-Bird, there is some neck dive due to the fashionable headstock and 35 inch scale length (most are 34), and the long length makes it slightly awkward and hard to fit into some gig bags. Other than that, it's awesome.