I used to have the Epiphone Viola and was very happy with it build and sound-wise; my son took it with him to college and I was considering replacing it with the Icon. I had occasion to play the Icon in a local music store, and it felt strangely toy-like compared to my memories of the Viola (mine went for $469 some six years ago). I've seen a lot of conflcting opinions re: the Icon, the CT, Turser, etc. and wonder if anyone uses the current Epi Viola? I suppose having Hofner on the headstock means a lot, but I don't really care about that. Thanks!