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The Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar is the guitar that put Epiphone on the map. Ever since The Beatles purchased three Casinos back in 1964, this hollow Epi model has taken on a life of its own. Equip... Read More

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Overview

The Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar is the guitar that put Epiphone on the map. Ever since The Beatles purchased three Casinos back in 1964, this hollow Epi model has taken on a life of its own. Equipped with two vintage P-90 single-coil pickups, the Casino still delivers those Beatlesque tones at a price every player can afford. Made with a select maple body and top with f-holes, trapeze tailpiece, mahogany neck (24-3/4" scale), neck and body binding, two volume and two tone controls, and parallelogram inlays. Limited lifetime warranty. Case sold separately.

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Features Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Hollow body
  • Body material: Laminated
  • Top wood: Maple with basswood top bracing
  • Body wood: Maple
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper D
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Parallelogram
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: P-90R
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: P-90T
  • Brand: Epiphone
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Trapeze
  • Tuning machines: Small button
  • Color: Nickel
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: South Korea
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EpiphoneCasino Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (41)

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    (4)

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    (3)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Recording (3)
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    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Epiphone prevails again

I have owned this Epiphone electric casino for 4 months now .It is the Natural and is a beautiful instrument . I am so happy with my purchase . I have been playing for...Read complete review

I have owned this Epiphone electric casino for 4 months now .It is the Natural and is a beautiful instrument . I am so happy with my purchase . I have been playing for many years and many types of music . When I first was looking for a new guitar a good friend told me , he had seen this epiphone online . I looked into it and went out and played many guitars of the same era . When I finally played the casino I fell in love with it . The sound is so clean and the P-90s are awesome . I play through an older Marshall and this Guitar Rocks the House . I over the years have played Gibsons and Fenders . The Casino "if your on a budget and want an excellent axe" This is the one to get You won't be dissapointed.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Details, Details

I traded my Dot in for a new Casino in Vintage Sunburst. I ordered it at the store because they didn't have this color in stock. I got the guitar home and noticed right...Read complete review

I traded my Dot in for a new Casino in Vintage Sunburst. I ordered it at the store because they didn't have this color in stock. I got the guitar home and noticed right away that the detail work on this guitar was lacking. There was some sticky residue on the top, the edge of the F holes is very roughly finished (badly needs sanding), and the black paint applied to the edge of the F holes is very sloppy and runs onto the top in some places. The top, back and sides otherwise looked nice and vintage-y. The binding is poorly finished where the neck meets the body as well. The neck is a nice comfortable medium profile. The action is very high from the factory, but a good setup from a qualified luthier remedied this. The electronics all function well. The P-90s sound good, but I find the covers to be microphonic and the pickups squealy at higher volumes (not the typical hollowbody feedback, but actual squeal) with just low or moderate gain despite the pickups having been wax potted, according to the sticker I removed from them (obviously this guitar is not suited for hi-gain). The bridge rattles something awful when strumming, and I can hear it through my amp. I can also hear the stings vibrating between the bridge and tailpiece through the amp as well. But the bridge rattle has become so bad that I find the guitar almost unusable because I can't stand the rattling. For a guitar that costs as much as a Sheraton (and $200 more than a Dot) despite being much less luxuriously appointed, I'm disappointed in the quality of this instrument for the price. My Dot had 0 issues (perhaps I should have kept it!) but I was drawn in by the sound of the P-90's and the full hollowbody. While I like the tone of this guitar, the noisy bridge/tailpiece and the poor attention to detail are unacceptable at this price. Perhaps I just got a bad one as most of the reviews on here are very positive. Nonetheless I will be returning it to the store.

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

disappointed buyer and loyal customer

By AGO

from Kissimmee Florida

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Fret Buzz
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
  • rough fret

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

I saw this online. i'm a BEATLES fan 100 % and they're the ones that inspired me to play guitar.and finally saved some dough to buy myself a gift that will commemorate my idols. To have a guitar like the ones they have. BUT to my disappointment (s), the one in the store is from china. not south korea like they advertised. tried to check how it sounds. it sounded good but poorly made. especially the fret. very rough , you can feel and hear it if you bend and slide the strings. still thinking to buy it and look at other stores for the one from south korea. sorry....

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Piece of art

By a zone

from san antonio

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Great quality

Cons

  • Few/ NO hard cases for this guitar
  • No hard cases/gig bags for this guitar

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

The guitar feel and sound is amazing, the neck and frets feel more spacious for my fingers and hand. its a big guitar but it isn't heavy at all (semihollow body). The quality of craftmanship is great, and i would definitely recommend it to a friend.

The only negative aspect is that you wont find any Hard case/gig bag for this guitar on guitar center, sam ash or music store, i havent tried the internet, but probably never will since id like to try if it properly fits before buying it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love this guitar

By St.Nemo

from Milwaukee Wisconsin

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Light

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

    I use this in my jazz band. I also use it with a lot of my blues songs. It can sound nice and mellow if needed, but it can also get dark and heavy if needed. It's all that I need in a guitar

    (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A sweet guitar

    By Danny

    from Manchester, CT

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

      Truth be told, I have not plugged it in at home yet. I tried it out in the store and it was fine. I love how it sounds and plays in my living room.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love it to bits

      By Banjo Jeepster

      from Connecticut

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Playing along with Beatles tunes!
        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

        First of all, I am not really a guitarist. I have dabbled in guitar all my life, while seriously pursuing other instruments . I just had to own a guitar that The Beatles used and loved. Once I saw the cherry color, my heart was gone. Now I can't stop playing it! If I had had one of these and a Roland Micro Cube when I was 12, my whole life may have turned out differently!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best guitar I've got.

        By Dave

        from Copley Ohio

        Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

        I have owned my natural Casino for about 8 months. I am mostly a rythem player and this guitar if fantastic. The feel, the sound, and the look set it apart. I even have a strat (American) for picking and riffs and the Casino holds it's own with a guitar costing twice as much.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (9 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Very disappointed! Epiphone should be ashamed! Made in China is not Korea or Japan

        By DENTON

        from Oxford, MS

        Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

        I bought this guitar(and case)as a Christmas present for someone so they could have a "quality" guitar. It is no where near the Epiphone Casino I used to play back in the eighties. The finish is a very thick coat of polyurethane that squeaks and flubs every time you touch the neck. When they started playing it had a rattle sound to it. Turns out the pickups on the bass side weren't screwed to the body. The pickup openings had been cut oversize and off center so that the screws just barely touched wood. I had to very carefully drill new 1/16 holes at an angle to catch the screws. The pickup wires were mounted to some cheap cardboard (or something)inside the body, but the mounts had come loose and are rattling around. I'm still not sure how we will fix that. The finish has pinholes and orange peel. The control knobs are not set straight. The frets are not level and a little too low. The nut (plastic?) is cut sloppy. The tuners and the tailpiece feel very cheap. I wish we had passed on this guitar. A Squire Telecaster is built with a lot more quality and costs less. That's what we should have bought.

        (11 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Sad Imitation of a 1960s Classic

        By Eric Gentry

        from Kansas City, KS

        Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

        I really wanted to like this guitar. I played it for a couple of weeks before I sent it back, but I finally realized I just had to overlook too much to feel okay keeping it. First of all, the good things. It sounded good, what with the P90s and all. Not great--I think the Casino Elitist sounds better, a little richer and more solid, but the regular, non-elite Casino sounded good. And the action felt good, too, low and fast. The quality of workmanship was good overall, except for a clumsily-cut curve in the headstock, which disappointed me because, to my eye, this nice little carving on each side of the headstock is part of the iconic design of the Casino, a nice little detail that sets it apart from its Gibson cousins. The polyurethane finish was well done, smooth and even. The stain was another story. It was applied in blotches, and you could see streaks and sponge marks where the stain had been allowed to dry too much before wiping off, or something of this nature. Streaky, ugly, blotchy. Not good. But the frets were the deal killer. The fret job was abandoned halfway to completion. Maybe they thought nobody would notice. Maybe a lot of people wouldn't. Here's what they did: the frets were pressed into the fingerboard, the ends smoothed off, and the frets were leveled with a file or belt sander. Then some worker began the job of crowning the frets with a fret file . . . and there it ended, throw the guitar in a box and ship it out the door. The crowning was never completed, so the tops of the frets were not properly rounded, but were left way too flat, too wide. And the file (or belt sander) marks had not been sanded smooth, so the harshly flat tops of all the frets had ridges in them like corduroy! Imagine what that feels like when you play it. Bend a string and instead of a nice smooth feel--and sound--you get this grinding feel, and a grinding sound as well. It was kind of funny, kind of funky in a dime-store cheapo guitar way, like some $29 Woolworth guitar one of those old real roots Chicago blues guys might have played back in the '50s . . . but for a guitar at this price point, a guitar that's trying to be a real grown-up guitar instead of a toy guitar--this is completely unacceptable. Laughable really, deserving of scorn. Where was quality control? Or is this the standard the once-proud Epiphone company has set for itself? I will never know the answer, but I do know I will never risk buying one of these junkers again. Too bad, because I really wanted to like this guitar.

        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic

        By Tanner Finney

        from Missoula, Montana

        Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

        Picked one of these up at a guitar center in Denver last year. Absolutely Fantastic. Natural Finish. Great Jazz and Blues Tone. The pickups are fantastic and I get generate any tone I am looking for. One of my favorite guitars. Very Solid for a hollow-body. Feels very light and easy to carry around. It is extremely reliable and I play it as one of my main instruments. The only problem was the factory set-up. Absolute joke. I had to have it re-set-up within the first two weeks. Overall, a fantastic instrument.

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A must have for beatle fans!

        By Frankie Grijalva

        from Sacramento,California

        Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

        I was eyeing this guitar online for quite some time now and went to the guitar center to see it in person and believe me this thing is beautiful in person. I got it in a metallic gold color which I think is perfect for the guitar and it plays so well with a great rich tone I would really recomend this guitar for anybody!

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