This Epiphone Prophecy Plus EX was marked as a factory second, but I honestly cannot find a flaw in the wood or the finish. Other than being marked as a second, it looks flawless to me, and is in new condition.
The playability also is flawless. The action is set low and plays without any buzzing, due to the straight neck and the well finished frets. The "SpeedTaper" neck has a flattened D shape, somewhat similar to an Ibanez Wizard neck, at least much more similar to that than any usual Gibson neck.
With the EMG 85/81 pickup set, this guitar is a beast through a high gain amp. It has a very fast, percussive attack and great sustain.
The classic Epiphone inlays used look fantastic and look just like those originally used on the original Epiphone Company's Emperor which was their top of the line large body archtop, giving this guitar a very high end inlay feature.
The original hard shell case is included.
Specs from Epiphone:
Top -Quilt Maple
Neck Shape -SpeedTaper™ D-Profile Satin Finish
Neck Joint -Glued-in set neck
Scale -24.75" Frets: 24, jumbo
Fingerboard -pearloid and abalone block and triangle inlays
Binding -Mother of pearl stickpin on headstock face.
Mother of pearl and abalone block and triangle on 1,3,5,7,9,12, & 15th fret
Mother of pearl blocks on 17, 19, 21, and 24th fret
Nut Width -1.68
Nut Material -graphite
Machine Heads -Grover® 14:1
Neck Pickup -EMG-85 humbucker
Bridge Pickup -EMG-81 humbucker
Controls -1-neck volume 1-neck tone 1-bridge volume 1-bridge tone
Pickup selector -Epiphone all-metal 3-way toggle
Knobs -Metal barrel with mother of pearl inlaid tops
Bridge -LockTone™ Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece -LockTone™ Stopbar
Output jack -Epiphone Exclusive non-rotating heavy-duty output jack
Straplocks -Epiphone exclusive
Color -Midnight Sapphire
Weight - 8 lb 14 oz
StringsD’Addario® 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46