You'll be amazed at what shows up at your door!
I ordered this guitar, having never put my hands on one before and I was a little leery. My previous experience with an Epiphone guitar was not very positive. My go-to guitar is a 2001 Gibson SG Std. that plays like butter and can roar like a lion.
I bought the Nighthawk on a one day deal, picked my particular one from the great pictures, and a couple of days later she's here.
Out of the box the finish quality and workmanship are top quality. As with any new guitar it needed a little setup, but that said, I think this guitar competes with almost anything out there.
This guitar is made in Indonesia, unlike most of the other Epiphones which come from their Chinese factory. The level of workmanship is noticeably better on this guitar. The thickness of the bindings, the quality of the inlays. In a Gibson this guitar would be a $3000.00 re-issue with sadly less perfect finish quality.
The tonal possibilities a very wide and it can give you a pretty fair Fender tone as well.
The only possible issue that I can think of is the scale length, it takes a little getting used to the longer length. Other than that, just oder one, you'll be amazed at what shows up at your door.