Be sure to check out the December 2011 issue of Guitar Player. On page 80, the Guitar Player staff takes a look at 34 electrics under $499 and awards the Epiphone Nighthawk Custom the coveted Editor's Pick Award! After much scrutiny, the Nighthawk Custom received a rating of 4 out of 5 for workmanship, sound, and vibe while garnering a perfect 5 out of 5 for playability, versatility and value. The bottom line comment was: "Tremendous tonal flexibility. Unique look. Lightweight and comfortable. Great secret-weapon guitar for stage or studio." Find out more about the Epiphone Nighthawk Custom and watch the demonstration video by CLICKING HERE.