I have been checking it out since my teacher showed me his; Ben Monder personally told me to go for it because it's been his unique electric axe for 25 years now..well, I kinda trust him , you know.
I currently own a 2000 Epiphone Sheraton II which is a great instrument (Korean, not like the lower quality Chinese or Japanese ones) and very cheap but I realized it is a little bit too big for me; its body really doesn't fit me comfortably , plus its neck is way too flat for me, I prefer it a bit rounder.
So now I'm seriously considering buying one from the U.S. (I live in Italy), I've tested my teacher's one and it really feels good to me, and since they've been produced only for 3-4 years as far as I know, there shouldn't be many differences between the relatively few models around.
I'm a bit afraid of losing some medium punch which is the great thing about my Sheraton, but obviously the AS 50 is a higher-class instrument.
Anyone had any experience with this model (or even both, in order to be able to compare the AS 50 and the Sheraton)?
Any help is much appreciated.