Epiphone Limited Edition Casino Left Handed Hollowbody Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst 888365246611

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Epiphone has made a name for itself by producing some of the greatest and most innovative musical instruments for over 120 years. While models such as Masterbilts, Broadways, Wilshires, Coronets, Empe... Read More

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Overview

Epiphone has made a name for itself by producing some of the greatest and most innovative musical instruments for over 120 years. While models such as Masterbilts, Broadways, Wilshires, Coronets, Emperors and Texans are some of Epiphone's most memorable models, the Casino is arguably Epiphone's most famous due to its close association with The Beatles.

The Epiphone Casino still has the same classic look, sound, and features that have made it the go-to guitar for two generations of artists including Paul McCartney, Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher, Keith Richards and Gary Clark, Jr.

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The Casino Story
For the Epiphone Company of 1961, the Casino was a major breakthrough. After the merger with Gibson in 1957, Epiphone moved away from making large archtops. A new era of music had arrived. The introduction of the Casino was a modern design that announced that Epiphone's unique history would continue separate from Gibson's. Though from a distance the Casino had the look of an ES-335, the Casino was a true hollowbody giving players a clear, ringing tone that could be pushed into overdrive when needed. It was an ideal guitar for stage and studio and can be heard on many landmark recordings including The Beatles' Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band and The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds.

Maybe it's purely coincidental that at the same time that the Casino was in its planning stages at Epiphone headquarters in Kalamazoo, Michigan, The Beatles were starting their historic run at the Hamburg Star Club. By 1964, the Beatles were stars and when Paul McCartney went shopping for a new guitar that could feed back, he reached for a Casino. John Lennon and George Harrison soon bought their own and used their Casinos on stage and at Abbey Road throughout the band's career. Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys, Paul Weller of the Jam, and Noel Gallagher of Oasis are just a few of the players who have made great records with Casinos.

Body
The Casino's unique features include a 5-ply maple top, back, and sides with basswood bracing. The Casino's 24.75" scale mahogany neck has the classic SlimTaper D-profile with the glued-in neck joint joining the body at the 16th fret, just like vintage models from the ˜60s. The 12" radius neck features a rosewood fretboard with parallelogram inlays, a 1.68" nut, and for that classic look, small button machine heads.

Electronics
No detail of the Casino has been missed. This limited edition Casino incorporates Epiphone's famous Alnico P-90T and P-90R dogear pickups for that perfect combination of chime and growl. Widely known as the king of single-coil pickups, these lean and mean P-90's offer a stellar combination of high output and biting treble response. The P-90 pickups were favored among jazz players for their clear horn-like tone and were adopted by rock and rollers from the US and the UK who wanted to emulate their favorite R&B records.

Hardware
Unlike an ES-335, the Casino is completely hollow which contributes to its unique, signature sound. The Casino has always been known for being an instrument that gets in tune and stays that way, thanks to Epiphone's LockTone tune-o-matic bridge and trapeze tailpiece.

Features
  • Left-handed model
  • 5-ply maple body
  • Basswood top bracing
  • 24.75" scale mahogany glued-in neck
  • SlimTaper D-profile
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • Small parallelogram fretboard inlay
  • Epiphone P-90R single-coil neck pickup
  • Epiphone P-90T single-coil bridge pickup
  • Individual volume and tone controls
  • 3-way toggle pickup selector
  • LockTone tune-o-matic bridge
  • Trapeze tailpiece
  • Small-button Epiphone tuning machines
  • Case sold separately
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EpiphoneLimited Edition Casino Left Handed Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

Lots of guitar for the price!

By BART

from Fremont NE

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Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Casino Left Handed Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

OK so I bought this guitar because of John Lennon and George Harrison. I play this guitar daily, theres a reason John used his from the time he got it and through his solo career. I took the pick guard off mine for that later Lennon look. I was skeptical about getting one but my concerns were laid to rest upon playing it. I had to adjust the intonation a bit before I plugged in, Marshall mini stack sounded great clean and with some gain a la Helter Skelter. This guitar really blew me away when I plugged into a Fender twin reverb. It is comfortable to play looks great, and sounds fantastic. I know people knock Epiphone, but mine is a clear winner. I will buy another in the future.

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5.0

The Casino Rocks

By Keith

from Rochester, NY

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Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Casino Left Handed Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

If you're a lefty, you know how hard it is to find a semi or full hollow body sled without having to go camping with a priest. It stays in tune, the P90s sound great, the tone/vol pots work without issue and the neck is straight and true. I play it through a Vox AC15HW1 and a Fender Princeton 68 Custom. It's sounds great clean or with a bit of bark from the Tubescreamer. It will feedback if you push the amp too loud with the guitar. I would buy this guitar again. I've not put it down since I bought it a month ago. I pick it over my Les Paul and teles.

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One for the lefties!

By Jon

from Charlton MA

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Casino Left Handed Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

I've owned the Left Handed Casino for a about one month now. First off, the sunburst finish is absolutely breathtaking. It is a little rough around the f-holes, but nothing a steady hand with a sharpie couldn't fix. But to the more important part, the sound that resonates from this hollow beast is very nice. Has a very round tone. Not the best for huge lead Hendrix or Gilmour solos, but is spot on for those Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Black Crowes tunes. Under high compression and gain, the pickups do indeed scream with feedback. I play through a vox AC15, sounds great with a bit of grit and has fantastic round cleans. The only thing I have to complain about is the tuning machines. They come out of tune after just a song or two. Not to bad but just enough to sound off. But that is an easy enough fix. All in all, I have no regrets and snag one as soon as you can!

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