I read the epiphone casino was made in china, is the casino so good like it was in early years? is it a good hollow body guitar in these days?

Sorry for my bad english, I'm from Guatemala :P
Very nice still. I was in a recording session last summer and the other guitarist wanted to check out my Tele so I checked out his Casino. Pretty sweet axe!
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
Yes, they might not have that distinctive Kalamazoo build quality anymore, but they are still very good guitars. Especially the Japanese made Elitist version.
I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

...A little too proud, to be honest.