This guitar came by way of trade and after a fret level/dress, minor bridge work, and setup it's now ready to go back into the world. I wasn't wowed by the factory setup but after work it plays spot-on and has a good, crunchy, creamy carved-top L-48/50 style sound. If clarity and a dark-tinged compressed sound are your thing... this has it. I was suitably impressed once I'd gone through it... as it gets really close to the old-timey Gibson sound (albeit perhaps not as barky and with a bit less complexity).
A funny other bit? It has a feel like a 30s Gibson, too, with a medium V-shaped neck and thinner old-style fretwire. It's a bit like being in bizarro land for me as it has that feel and most of the sound but the finish and style is definitely your average Asian-import glossy standard.