Quite a rare model, so rare that I'd never held/played one. Espcially enlightening in that I'd never dreamed it could sound so special. Made in New York by the original Epiphone company, it's out of spruce and dark-stained and straight-grained walnut, and in wonderful original condition with a great set up. The wider neck is very nice, if you like wider necks. The tone is like a mixture of a herringbone D-28 and a great Larson. Clear, loud with plenty of punch and power.