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Epiphone John Lennon 1965 Casino Electric Guitar

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The Epiphone John Lennon 1965 Casino Electric Guitar has a heritage as fascinating as the man whose name it bears. In 1966, during the recording of Revolver, John Lennon and George Harrison acquired s... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Epiphone John Lennon 1965 Casino Electric Guitar has a heritage as fascinating as the man whose name it bears. In 1966, during the recording of Revolver, John Lennon and George Harrison acquired sunburst Epiphone Casino guitars. John was taken by his new guitar and made it his main axe from that point on, using several different versions over the ensuing years. In cooperation with Yoko Ono, Epiphone introduces 2 Limited Edition Lennon Casino guitars. The '65 Casino is a reproduction of the original guitar John purchased with its sunburst finish and stock hardware. In 1968, John had his Casino sanded down to bare wood and finished with a thin, dull coat of lacquer. He first used this "natural" Casino in "The White Album" sessions of '68. The John Lennon Revolution Casino is a reproduction of this stripped guitar as it remains today, featuring one coat of lacquer, gold Grover tuners, and the pickguard removed. A combined total of 1,965 of these individually hand-numbered, historic guitars have been produced, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each goes to the BMI Foundation for the John Lennon Scholarship Fund which supports music education. Limited lifetime warranty. Epiphone includes a hardshell case with the '65 John Lennon Casino Electric Guitar.

FEATURES

  • Mid-'60s Kalamazoo tooling specs
  • Body wood: 5-layer maple/birch ply
  • Spruce top contour bracing, original spacing, and depths
  • One-piece mahogany neck with 14 degree grain orientation for maximum strength
  • Rosewood fretboard with pearloid parallelogram inlays
  • Stamped with John's original serial number and an individually hand-numbered label inside
  • Oversize original-style headstock
  • Nickel-plated, "dog-eared" P-90 pickup covers with original pole spacing
  • Switchcraft 3-way toggle with old-style black washer
  • Nickel Gotoh "Kluson-style" machine heads
  • Vintage sunburst nitro cellulose finish, hand-buffed
  • Original shape 3-ply pickguard with aluminum foil E logo
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EpiphoneJohn Lennon 1965 Casino Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

Epi Forever!

By Dennis Beatleboy

from New York

Comments about Epiphone John Lennon 1965 Casino Electric Guitar:

This has got to be the best and most versatile guitar made!! McCarthney admits that if he could have one guitar on an island...it would be this one. I agree. It's my favorite guitar. My Les Paul and Rick lay in the closet! Dennis Beatleboy

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I'm in love with it and I feel fine!

By MichaelELennon

from New York, NY

Comments about Epiphone John Lennon 1965 Casino Electric Guitar:

The Epiphone John Lennon 1965 Casino is a musical masterpiece! I can see why The Beatles stuck to this guitar! It's American-made and it's beautiful, with it's amazing Vintage Sunburst finish and it's perfect shape. The sound this guitar has is amazing! Every time you play it, you'll hear the sound of The Beatles (recordings)! And it sounds heavenly unplugged, too: just like an acoustic guitar! You'll be extremely satisfied with the sound of this guitar! With this guitar, you can play pretty much any song, any style! The Casino is extremely easy to play! With its extremely comfortable neck, you can shred, riff, anything! The Epiphone Casino is a dream come true for guitarists, especially for Hollow-Body players and even more especially for Beatles fans like me!

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