The Epiphone’s have an korina wood body which tends to be brighter than the mahogany Gibson’s. When paired up with the Seymour Duncan Invaders, it’s a metal guitar. It comes stock with high-quality Grover tuners, but the rest of the hardware was average Epiphone materials. I upgraded to a much better pickup selector switch and CTS 500k volume and tone pots. As usual, this made a huge improvement in the overall tone and performance of the guitar.