When I was in high school, my dad woke me up early one morning and said he'd been by a yard sale where they were selling two guitars. They turned out to be an Ibanez Iceman II and some Epiphone asymmetric V. Got them both for $150. At the time I really liked the Iceman - I'd only been playing (electric) guitar for about a year at that point, and didn't really know what made one guitar better than the other, I just liked the shape and it had a Kahler trem, which was new to me.
However, I quickly realized just how much I loved the neck on the V, and I would have played it a hell of a lot more if I could play it sitting down. I've now had the guitar for ~15 years or so and over those years, every single person who's picked it up has remarked about how comfortable it is to play. Fast forward to today; I've been playing nothing but 7 strings since roughly 2008, and I got an urge to play some 6 string stuff so I decided to restring it and put it in drop C. This thing not only still slays after all this time with absolutely zero maintenance, but the Epiphone brand tuners are actually very stable, and even the "E-Series Ultra Hot" pickups sound remarkably good. It's also the only 22 fret, 24.75" scale guitar I've ever owned (I literally didn't realize it was only 22 frets until I busted it out of the closet today). Whatever the cause, this thing has some serious mojo and I see myself playing it a lot more going forward.
I also finally got around to searching for what the guitar actually is, and apparently it's a Demon V and is quite rare due to being made for only one year.
$75 MIK Epiphone plays great, sounds great, every bit as good as my MIJ Ibby RG7621 tbh.