I've got a question for anyone who's interested. I'm considering a Gibson or an Epiphone Flying V. The Gibson is the cherry stained one from 2010 and the Epiphone is the current model in white. The Gibson has got 2 days left on eBay and I expect it to end up between $500-700, and the Epiphone is new at $399. I've heard that the Gibsons don't really have a great tone, so basically I'd be paying for the name, which I'm not sure I care about. Thoughts?