Epiphone Revolution Casino Electric Guitar  

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The Epiphone Revolution Casino Electric Guitar without doubt showcases Epiphone at their highest level of quality. In 1966, during the recording of Revolver, John Lennon and George Harrison acq... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Epiphone Revolution Casino Electric Guitar without doubt showcases Epiphone at their highest level of quality. In 1966, during the recording of Revolver, John Lennon and George Harrison acquired sunburst Casinos. 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 introduced 2 Limited Edition Lennon Casinos. 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 instruments 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. Includes hardshell case.

  • 5-ply maple'/birch body
  • 5-ply maple top
  • Lennon Natural finish
  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • 1.62" nut width
  • Body and neck binding
  • 2 Gibson USA P-90 pickups
  • Trapeze tailpiece
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Nickel hardware
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Pinnacle of epiphone

By tmmblues

from Atlanta

I remember seeing a Casino Revolution hanging on the rack at Mars Music right after the model was released. My son and I were on our regular Saturday field trip to look and lust. Much to my surprise five years ago someone here in Atlanta was looking to sell their Casino Revolution and it was too cheap to pass up. Bought it and played it for year without a break in service. Needless to say I no longer own the Revolution because I gave it to my son for his 20th birthday (he's now 24 and occasionally he'll let me play it).Its fit and finish are superb! After playing the Revolution for a little while you understand why John Lennon played it. The neck is outstanding and extremely comfortable. Upon close inspection you see the holes and marks from the prior hardware and realize that you're playing a piece of music history. Only issue is corrosion of the nickel pup covers but that is expected for a 45 year old (I mean six year old) guitar. Actually this is welcomed sign of a well aged musical instrument and wearing the same as the Gibson 57s I put in my Epi Les Paul. If you ever get a chance to play the Revolution, play it and if you get a chance to buy one and can afford it, buy it because it will bring years of great sound and music.Disclaimer: I own six Epiphone guitars and have sold or traded several more so I am a huge Epiphone fan. Maybe the best kept secret in guitars. But with the exception of the Revolution, a Masterbuilt and a Spider Resonator (not the newer Biscuit model), I've modded the others with new pups, electronic components, tailpieces and saddles. The stock components are fair at best but with a little work Epiphones are tremendous values when compared to their Gibson siblings.


Great player

By fabfour-C7w5Q

from Undisclosed

Ive had the other casino guitars which were fine but this model is the one to own . Better quality keys than the burst and a great player and its lacking just one thing .. The poly !


Just like the Beatles - This Guitar is FAB !!

By JettJack

from Amarillo, TX

I purchased the Epiphone Revolution Casino Electric Guitar in February 2007. It is well worth the price! I married it up with DR Pure Blues strings. They are a perfect match! I have gotten great results through my Peavey Ultra 410, but plugged it into a Marshall 2266C amp and the marriage of this combination was as close to Nirvana as I've experienced while playing. Just couldn't put it down! I highly recommend this guitar to anyone whether hobbyist or professional. My thanks goes out to Yoko Ono and Epiphone for making this guitar available.

(18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)


Better Than Vintage

By Chuck

from Montana

Anyone who has ever attempted to buy an original mid-60s Epiphone 230 Casino knows that they are hit and miss at best. It was not Gibson's best period. The necks fret out, the finishes are pale, the pickups are weak, and generally they feel like toys. However, the early 60s Casinos had a much more substantial feel and sound, and THAT is what this Lennon Revolution Casino is like. Weighty, and very, very vintage feeling. As one who has owned way too many vintage guitars over the last 35 years, I would say that I am somewhat of an expert on Gibson quality. With that I say, this guitar is a peach. In every way. The neck joint is a work of art. The woods are better than anything I've seen on any mid 60s Casino, and the sound is strong, rich and does NOT have the cheap, imitative characteristics that plague Gibson guitars today. So, why is this guitar so good when so many of today's Gibsons are not? My best guess would be, in John Lennon's memory, and with Yoko Ono breathing down their necks (literally), there was no fooling around.

(12 of 16 customers found this review helpful)


Life as a Beatles Musician

By Scott Lennon

from Philadelphia PA

This guitar is probalbly the best one I own. I have over 72 guitars and this is the best sounding one. The pickups are spectacular and the sound quanity is outstanding.


JL Casino on the cheap

By CasinoMan-8Sd4V

from New Orleans La

This Casino is great. I own the standard Casino - it used to be Turqoise, but after some gentle and careful sanding work on the neck and body, replacing the Kluson tuners with gold Grover tuners, and the pup switch plate (Rythm/Lead), my formerly Turqoise Casino looks just like the John Lennon model. The real JL Casino is much nicer, I'm sure, with better electronics and better quality wood. I'd rather have the real thing, but I already had the TQ and didn't have the funds to buy the real McCoy. With a set of 11mm or heavier strings, this guitar is the coolest! I don't recommend light strings on this guitar, as they don't stay in tune as well with this guitar's hardware configuration. John Lennon loved this guitar not only because it's awesome, but because he didn't have to carry his amplifier around with him to play.Enjoy


Great Guitar

By Popsola

from San Diego, CA

I just bought this guitar and love it. If you want the sound of a true hollow body with P-90s, this axe can't be beat. It's lighter than center block equiped hollow bodiy guitars. It sounds great through both tube and solid state amps (I run mine through a 1964 Gibson Falcon). It's clean sounding and the action, setup was perfect right out of the box. It's it easy to see why John Lennon loved it, Buy one and enjoy the tone! The workmanship is superb!!

(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


That classic "Crunch\

By JimmWhammy

from Redwood City

This guitar is simply the best in terms of if your looking for that classic sounding tone. The similarities between this and the ES-335 are recognizable mostly in looks, but don't get me wrong this things got its kick to raise the roof of any: concert house, bar room, ect... This guitar is one of a kind; it has a sweat melodic tone as it is easy to play. It does have some feedback, but if you ask me it sounds great with that warm humm. When you pick this guitar up you will find yourself swaying to and fro to its unique melody.


What a Baby I got!!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I just got this guitar 6 monts ago. It's a treasure, easy to play, very clear song the neck it's like a butter. I think it is piece of art.


Revolution Casino 1 Year Later

By dasFuuf

from Munster, IN

I have had my Revolution Casino for about a year now and it is the coolest sounding guitar I have ever owned. It plays like a dream and sounds great through my Fender Deluxe Reverb. Quality is infinitely better than my first Korean Casino (but is should be at 5x the price!)

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