The other day, I decided I'd try out the app Offer Up to sell some guitars. And, as luck would have it, instead FOUND a guitar to buy (who saw that coming?) As far as I can tell (and correct me if I'm wrong), it's a 2008 G400 Limited Edition "Custom Shop" Epi. I am fully aware the label Custom Shop counts for little in the grand scheme, when it comes to Epiphones... but still: cool! Grover tuners? Check. Fancy pants logo? Check. Covered in dust, sweat and neglect? Check. Dust, dirt and grime are no biggie. It'll clean up real nice. Cosmetically: Some normal light finish scratches from use, there's a minor ding on the headstock, and a small chip on the backside near the output jack. This guitar also comes with a fairly substantial neck repair! Allegedly it was professionally done by a luthier here in town. It's absolutely ugly as sin... but ya know what? It feels great. It does appear to have been very well done (er, structurally at least). I may decide to do some sanding on the back of the neck to see if I can't make it a little less glaring... go down to bare wood, and apply some tung oil. But cosmetics aside, this neck is surprising. I think they (either the seller or repair guy) took some steel wool or fine sandpaper to it, so it's not super glossy & sticky. The profile is superb! Kinda reminds me of the Gibby 61RI's neck: flat, wide, and it joins the body at the 22nd fret. The truss rod works, and the neck is pretty straight, so from a playability aspect we're (almost) good to go. The A and D strings need a bit of shimming at the nut (the slots are cut too deep, and there's some gnarly buzz on the open A string). Little bit o' superglue and baking soda will be a quick fix, but get the job done. Also gonna have to (want to) find a new tone knob for the neck pickup: it's cracked, and missing the silver top label. Black Schaller strap locks are a nifty bonus. But here's the real kicker(s), and the reason I bought the guitar... It's got a Seymour Duncan '59 in the neck, and a Gibson Dirty Fingers in the bridge. I honestly kinda initially bought the guitar just for the Dirty Fingers, fully intending to chop it. But I'm gonna do some setup work, give it a nice deep clean and some new strings... and this may just be a keeper. A beater & a backup perhaps, but still... if it plays and sounds good: rock n roll, right? The best part? It cost me $69 cash.