What do you mean "ripped off"? Like from Jacksons? Then yes. ESP's been copying forever I like the Arrow, cause it's not just another rhoads by ESP. The Andromeda finish is super cool. It's like what "car jocks" (what is the correct therm for this? And what is the therm/name for this in your country? In danish they're called Brians) sometimes have their WV Golf GTI's painted in. Under different lighting it turns greenish. Wish the whole guitar was painted like this If theres one design on a rhoads style guitar i don't like, it's the new E-II SV. It's so redundant. Only thing separating it from Alexi's Sawtooth os the stupid Fishman Fluence active pickups and the painted neck.