Picked up an Epiphone Thunderbird today. My new cover band plays several songs down tuned a half step, so I picked this up to be permanently tuned in Eb. I got a great deal. It was on clearance at Best Buy for $200! Saved a hundred bucks. It is in really good shape, no usual store rash. Brought it home and took off the old strings, polished it up, and restrung with some D'Addario EXL160 medium gauge strings. I figured the heavier gauge would be good for tuning down. I'm not a huge fan of poly finished necks, so I may end up sanding the finish off. I'll play it for a couple weeks before deciding though.