Sounds really good from this video I found. I'm not a big fan of the open tuning style of playing as I think it's pretty gimmicky. But the kid does emphasize the strengths of this guitar well. Really vibrant.
What? Notes are notes. Melody is melody. Music is music.
Let me make it clear though. I like open tuning. What I'm not a big fan of is the people that are gimmick players that play a flufferous amount of notes so as to do a softer cock rock-esque "looky at what I can do" style of playing.
Delivered yesterday, but just took the Epi for a test spin. Other than changing strings, it came set up really well. P90 pickups are loud and saucy, especially in the treble position. Definitely worth the $80 bucks. It's a lot of fun to play.