The Byrdland Elitist guitars were made between 2004 and 2008, the Elite was made prior to this, probably in 2003 before Epiphone changed the name to Elitist.
These guitars (especially the Elite model) are very hard to find and even more so in this condition. It features a solding spruce top with AAA flamed maple back and sides.
These guitars are easily comparable to Gibson quality and this is certainly an amazing guitar.
It comes complete with the original Epiphone case.