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 s... Click To Read More About This Product
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
1.62" nut width
Body and neck binding
2 Gibson USA P-90 pickups
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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.
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.
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.
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