Billy Dunaway gave me this Epiphone EJ-160VC and though it was in playing condition, didn’t look too great. The original electronics were gone and someone had botched the finish while installing a new bridge. I decided to resurrect it by removing the thick polyurethan sunburst finish, smooth out the soundboard and refinish it and add a new EMG active pickup and pots along with a separate under saddle piezo and soundbox mic system with tuner. It is a great playing and very nice sounding guitar. Oh, I also added Grover locking tuners. I had to sacrifice the gold foil John Lennon signature on the upper bout in the re-finish. I am very happy with the result and play this guitar more than my cutaway Martin or resonator guitars.