Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino Hollowbody Electric Guitar  

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This Epiphone Casino is a historical collection model inspired by John Lennon's 1965 Casino electric guitar he used on most Beatles recording sessions until "The White Album" and Let It Be<... Read More

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This Epiphone Casino is a historical collection model inspired by John Lennon's 1965 Casino electric guitar he used on most Beatles recording sessions until "The White Album" and Let It Be sessions. It has all the classic appointments and hardware including a double-cutaway hollowbody, Tribute P-90 pickups, parallelogram fingerboard inlays, vintage tuners with small buttons, and a trapeze tailpiece.

Features
  • Body: 5-ply maple/birch
  • Top: 5-ply maple
  • Neck: Set, mahogany
  • Neck profile: Slim taper
  • Scale: 24=3/4"
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22 medium-jumbo
  • Fingerboard radius: 14"
  • Inlays: Parallelogram
  • Binding: Single-ply on body and neck
  • Pickups: 2 Gibson USA Tribute P-90 single-coils (P-90T bridge and P-90R neck)
  • Controls: Vol/Vol/Tone/Tone with 3-way toggle selector switch
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Bridge: LockTone Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Trapeze
  • Tuners: (1965 - Vintage Sunburtst) Vintage-style; 14:1 ratio with small metal buttons (Revolution - Lennon Natural) Gold Grovers
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EpiphoneInspired by John Lennon Casino Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A real wildcat but sublime as well.

By pazzatron

from England

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • not much natural sustain

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Recording

Comments about Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

I have the vintage sunburst and it is truly beautiful to look at. It is the best rhythm guitar I have ever
played and even just plugging it into a small Pignose amp I can replicate the sound Keith Richards gets on Sympathy for the Devil (and not a pedal in sight). The pick ups are powerful and throaty and the hollow body lends a real warmth to the tone. It is versatile enough to do great lead guitar work even though it doesn't have a lot of sustain (hollow bodies don't) but the neck pick up with the treble rolled off will suffice to just get around this small limitation if sustain is an issue . If you only wanted to own one
electric guitar this would be a good choice .

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Dream Guitar

By James Short

from Hagerstown,Indiana

Comments about Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

I used to think nothing could compare to my Stratocaster but I have not even taken it from the case since I got my Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino. This guitar has a deep throaty sound. You can almost hear Lennon playing his on the roof of the Apple offfices. The fit and finish are excellent and your fingers can literally fly on the fingerboard. The pickups are extremely powerful as I found out the first time I plugged it into my amp. It Also has a powerful well balanced sound whether plugged in to my amp or played unpulgged.She is my new favorite guitar.I am sorry I can only give her 5 stars.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

What a great guitar!!

By William Brough

from Sandy, Utah

Comments about Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

Can I say how much I love this guitar? I've always wanted a hollow body electric and just couldn't afford a Gibson, which would have been my first choice. I played the regular Epiphone Casino and wasn't impressed, but for $400 more the John Lennon version has not disappointed. First of all, it's an icon, just picturing Lennon playing one like it on that rooftop in London gives me chills. It even sounds a lot like Lennon playing "I've Got a Feeling" or "Dig a Pony" on Let It Be, that throaty tone, and you hear each string so clearly...what great definition. The neck is super comfortable and easy to play, the Grover tuners are incredible, the tuning is super stable, even when you bend the strings, and the parallelogram inlays on the neck and the Epiphone logo on the headstock are classic. I just can't say enough good things about it. My only heartburn is the unfinished maple wood on the body. I knew it was "stripped" like Lennon's, but I didn't realize it didn't have any varnish on it. It worries me how it will hold up, or what happens if I try to polish it. But I read that Lennon stripped the finish off his because Donovan told him it would improve the tone and let the guitar "breathe," so I'll honor that and keep mine natural too. McCartney, who owns a guitar or two, says his Casino is his favorite. I'll second that!

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Guitar!

By Andrew Lehtola

from Austin, Texas

Comments about Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

The sound of this guitar is excellent, and it is very lightweight. Like the other reviews mention it is loud even when not hooked to an amp. I would most definitely recommend this guitar to anyone needing an electric guitar.This one has become my baby!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It is a beauty!!!

By Miguel

from Mason, Ohio

Comments about Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

I received it about 3 weeks ago. Still had the "new wood" smell. Right out of the box played great. First I was taken by the un-plugged sound, to the point I recorded a new instrumental this way. It took me a while to get a good sound through my Cyber Champ, but once I did... it was pure heaven!!! Out of my three "other ladies", this one is my favorite!! The best neck goes to my Strat with the Epi in second; the best sustain goes to my Les Paul with the Epi again in second; yet the overall "feeling" goes to this one. The sound this guitar makes is sublimed!!! The guitar is very light and very comfortable to play from any position: sitting down, standing up, sitting on the floor. The only negative thing I could mention, but it is due to the fact that this is my first ever hollow-body guitar, is that I get a lot of feedback from the pick-ups so I have to watch my position in relation with the amp. I am very happy with my selection for my first hollow-body guitar. It is not cheap, yet it is affordable and it is worth every penny!! It is a beauty!!

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(48 of 49 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar!

By Oliver

from Kirkland, WA

Comments about Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

I bought the vintage sunburst version of this guitar a few months ago, and it has failed to disappoint me! I went to the store many times, to try out many different guitars. But being a huge Beatles fan, the only guitar that could give me that "Beatles" vibe and looks was this one. I love the natural resonance of the hollow body, the brightness of the P-90s, the thin neck, and the light weight. Sounds beautiful when played clean, great for jazz and classic rock. Crank up the volume on my Vox AC-15c1, and I can get a nice crunchy, but still bright, distortion. The sunburst finish is beautiful, and the metal covered pickups look sweet. It comes with a nice hardshell case, with some goodies in it. The only downsides about this guitar are that the cutaways don't allow you to play up on the highest notes of the neck (which I don't really use), and that because it is hollow, it doesn't have much sustain. But that isn't the guitar's problem, it's just a characteristic of all hollowbodies. A compressor will probably solve that problem anyways. Overall, the Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino was an excellent investment.

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(43 of 46 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome guitar!

By Allan Von

from Dallas Tx.

Comments about Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

Coolest guitar I've ever owned. The Gibson P-90's combined with a hollow body equals musical bliss. The sustain could be a little better, but the endless amount of tone possibilities completely make up for it. I've had mine now for about a week, but it only took me a few minutes to figure out why this was Lennon's favorite guitar.

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(16 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Quite an Upgrade

By Kenny

from Houston, Texas

Comments about Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

I've been playing the cheap(er) version of the Epiphone Casino for about two years. I really loved that guitar, so much that I seldom even played my Fender Strat or Epiphone Les Paul Custom anymore. I figured if that was going to be my main guitar, I might as well spring for an upgrade, so I bought the "Inspired by Lennon" Casino. Wow! Not even in the same universe. Initially, I just wanted to look at this guitar and examine the finish and touch it. The flat finish looks so much better than the shiny, less expensive model. When I finally got around to tuning it up and plugging it in, I was just floored by the sound of the Gibson USA Tribute P-90's. The tones are clear and strong, where the Alnico pickups were kind of murky and had no punch (by comarison). I'm still getting to know this guitar, but I love it already.

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(73 of 74 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow!!! Will Not Dissapoint!!!

By Former Nashville Studio Professional

from knoxville, TN

Comments about Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

Bought this guitar 3 months ago. It is now played more than my Gibson Les Paul, Fender Stratt Eric Johnson, and Rickenbacker 360. It is very light weight, has a slim neck, and has a wonderful tone. It is suprisingly loud when played unplugged. Very glad I have added it to my collection. With its light weight and slim neck I find it easier to play than my 1962 Gretch Country Gentleman.

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