I had the Goth Epi Thunderbird. It was decent, but I definitely had a hankerin' (GAS'in I believe it is called..) for one of the regular Epi T-Birds, sunburst finish, white pickguard, etc... The Goth seemed to me at least, a wannabe style. Nice, but not for me. If you are Goth, you are goth - no need to advertise... Again, just not for me.. (I am getting old I guess.. LOL) Anyhoo.... Browsing CL's and notice a mint sunburst t-bird for $225... Hmmm... So I listed my Goth for sale, and had plenty of hits, and sold it the next day, then went to pick up the sunburst T-Bird!! Giddyapp! The finish an look is just amazing. Heavier than the goth, moved the top strap button to one of the neck bolts, so the balance is much better... And it has a nicer sound than the Goth IMHO.. Again, different strokes for different folks... but this transaction - Me=happy.