Very nice, but not perfect
These are really a great value. Epiphone builds consistently good guitars at a reasonable price.
PROS: nice top, solid tuners, comfy neck profile, responsive 2:2 control scheme
CONS: needed a total setup including some messy frework, a few finish imperfections around the binding especially at the horns and neck joint, highly mediocre pickups that do the job but lack definition, bridge/tailpiece are flimsy and lower quality
It might seem like that is a lot of cons for a four star review... but you gotta remember the money factor. This is NOT a 3000 dollar Gibson, so of course it has things that could be improved.
I recommend a decent set of Tonerider Alnico IIs or IVs, or a set of DiMarzio 36th Anniversary PAFs if you want classic blues/country/rock tone. I also recommend a good, professional setup. Finally, a better bridge (roller perhaps?) might make life nicer and tuning a hair more stable.
But, all that said, right out of the box it was playable. If you plan to gig it, expect to need a setup and eventually to want new pickups.
I highly recommend this, especially to working musicians without massive amounts of disposable income.