What!??!! Let's start fresh. Forget the solid wood thing. It's completely irrelevant. You're not missing any subtletles... and your mastery of two languages proves that you've got more going on between the ears than I do. There are really only 2 questions here. I've been trying to get the focus on my question for the majority of this thread. Not on an argument over advertising intent. Everything else I've written was to answer questions or to TRY to support the notion that sparked my question. Other than Rox...no one's even acknowledging those 2 questions. QUESTIONS: 1). How many pieces of wood is too many when you're calling that guitar a "solid wood" guitar? 2). Why do we "love" epiphone and love to hate Gibson? They're honest questions. I'm not taking the piss out of anyone here.