I saw that flame and quilted tops cost 100bucks more than the non-flame/quilted. Is the extra 100 bucks just for the looks or does it give the guitar a better sound or something? I'm looking at the esp low end 50 and 100 series and their official website, and also other websites, say that the pickups and hardware are the same in both series.

Also, whats your opinion on esp mh 50/100 series and epiphone g400. Which 1 would u buy? If you hate them both then what would u buy? Mh100 price = G400 price (well, it is in my country)