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Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar  

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
  • Includes 2-Year Free Warranty on all guitars and basses
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
  • Includes 2-Year Free Warranty on all guitars and basses
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
  • Includes 2-Year Free Warranty on all guitars and basses
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$5990.00
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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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Review Snapshot

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EpiphoneCasino Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Fun to play (3)

Cons

No Cons

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  • Practicing (6)
  • Jamming (5)
  • Recording (4)
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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

 

Sad Imitation of a 1960s Classic

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...Read complete review

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.

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(79 of 97 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epiphone prevails again

By Stringman1961

from Fall River, MA

Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

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.

(55 of 72 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sound un plugged and just as good plugged in

By Richard Showbiz

from Brisbane Australia

Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

What can I say? I bought one of these guitars because I wanted someting that sounded good before I pluged it in. This guitar sounded right acoustically. Not like a louder slab but just like a softer acoustic. I would not be surprised if that is why Paul, John & George liked them. You can make music on this guitar without pluging it in. Not like the 335's style guitar. I can just imagine (thats not a pun) them all sitting around in their hotel rooms jamming softly with these guitars or warming up in a green rooms before a concert. I can play this guitar anywhere, so if I lost it I would buy another again straight away to sit along side my strat.etc; etc; etc;

(38 of 51 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stunning Sound From An Epiphone!

By laxrocks33

from New York

Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

I own this guitar as a second guitar to complement my Gibson Nighthawk. The sounds i get from it are nothing short of brilliant. I've played the model that this is modeled after, the Gibson ES-335, and the sounds are almost identical, and perhaps the Epiphone is even better, not to mention 20% of the price. If you want a first guitar or are a jazz or blues player looking for a backup, nothing beats the Casino, not only does it look gorgeous, it will never fail you in terms of the luscious tone it produces.

(29 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Brett

from West Linn, OR

Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

I ordered this guitar about two years ago, and after a long backorder problem, I got it. I ordered the vintage sunburst finish, and it looks great. To be honest, not as good as the originals, but it has a cool look. I plugged it into my VOX mini stack and it sounded great. It is a very popular guitar, being played by many big names, such as John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty and Joe Perry. It is a better studio guitar than live guitar for feedback reasons, but it is a classic guitar.

(23 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great price and great alternative...

By Guitarplayer1955

from Houston, Texas

Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

I purchased the Vintage sunburst and was pleasantly surprised at the beautiful finish and great attention to detail...This is a quality guitar especially for the price. The sound is vintage and played through a tube amp you can get all of those old Beatles sounds. The P-90's have a nice growl when you turn up the volume and turn down the tone a little. When played clean they have a nice bluesy/jazzy tone. I'd recommend this to anyone, accomplished veteran or newbie...It compares very well to a friend's old Gibson ES-330. Get one while you can, you won't be sorry, I'm enjoying the different sounds I'm getting out of mine as compared to my Les Paul and my SG.

(21 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By James

from caifornia

Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

I bought this casino about a year ago, not sure if it would have been as good as the more expensive brand, but let me tell you this, it is. This is my favorite guitar and I dont play anythin but it. I got the natraul wood version, took the pick guard off and put some new vintage pickups on it. It sounds amazing. This could possibly be the greatest guitar ever made.

(19 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Blink182Fan

from Baltimore, MD

Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

To tell you the truth, I think this is the best guitar on the market for its price. The neck on this guitar is so easy to get around. Plus the on this guitar is amazing. I have a $4,000 custom shop archtop, and I still like this epiphone over it. The only thing that is not good quality is that it feeds back alot.

(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Lucky number 7...

By Mark Ahrend

from Jackson, New Jersey.

Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

Bought my Casino in vintage sunburst almost one year ago and the first thing i did when i got home was just stare at it for a while. It is absolutely drop-dead gorgeous and the finish was flawless. When i finally got around to playing it, i was amazed at the tones it put out. This is the 7th guitar i've gotten since 1972 and i wish i bought one sooner. The bridge p.u. sounds like nothing else and is great for those early and middle classic Beatles tunes. The neck p.u. is very warm and bassy. Playing both p.u. at the same time reduces the volume a tad but the tone is wonderful and it rings like a bell, especially if you strum closer to the bridge. The only negative i could find was that the input jack was very tight but there's no chance of the cable falling out. Still have on the original strings but will soon put some new ones on, either D'Addario or Ernie Ball slinkys. i play thru a small Vox DA5 amp and mostly play clean but at times play with the effects and styles to get later effects and tones for Revolver and White album and Abbey Road songs. i was originally going to get the Elitist model but decided on the basic one instead. It matters not to me if it was made in Korea or elsewhere, this guitar plays like a dream and i can't believe how much better i've gotten since owning it. my fingers seldom miss their mark and the neck is the best i've felt yet. If i was a pro or was performing, i would still consider the Elitist, but for like half the price, you can't go wrong with this model. Some people fuss about the size, but it fits me just fine, almost like hugging a woman and a big plus is it's a full hollow body which feels great on the neck and shoulder. If you ever strapped on a Les Paul, you know what i mean. Talk is cheap, but try a few other types first, then try the Casino and you'll see what John,Paul,and George knew and you won't be disappointed, it's still my favorite.

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

oh man....!

By chris

from oregeon

Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

this guitar is amazing!!! i played at the guitar center were i went, played a couple songs, then set it down then i had to to play it again so i grabbed it and palyed it again it is pure heaven the pickkups are tight!!! no wonder john and george used this guitar!!!!!!

(13 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Casino Review

By JG

from SoCal

Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

I purchased the vintage sunburst one with the bigsby. I have several hollow body's and archtops- Gibson(135, 335), Gretsch, Rickenbacker, etc... and I was just a bit disappointed with the feel of this one... like someone mentioned in an earlier review I think the hype about this guitar was bigger than what it really is... The finish on my guitar looks great; the wood feels very thin and flimsy and the neck seems to be a bit thinner than usual. I've compared the pickups very meticulously versus my other hollow bodies and these P90's have the weakest output. I'm sure the Elitist model would be a dramatic upgrade compared to this. I'm still planning on keeping this guitar but may do some upgrades with the tuners and pickups.

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