Not to dismiss any of the other Epi models, I have five others , but this guitar is a step, or two, above their quality range. Every aspect of this instrument is just amazing. The sound, the feel, the build quality, the fit and finish, are all more than I would expect at this price point. Maybe any price point. I've played, and owned , guitars costing almost 10 times as much, and none plays better than the Sheraton.