No. My Epiphone Casinos are extraordinary guitars. Best bang-for-buck guitars out there. You pay 600 bucks for a Casino and you get a guitar that is absolutely fantastic in every way. On the other hand, my White Falcon cost me thousands of dollars and it is no match for my 600 dollar Epiphone Casino. When it comes to guitars, you do not always get what you pay for. Sometimes it's a bad thing, sometimes that's a good thing. Another good example is my Gibson SG Standard. I paid just 800 bucks for that sucker brand spanking new. That guitar is a gem and stands up next to any three thousand dollar Les Paul.