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Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino Electric Guitar (with Case)

Imagine yourself playing Lennon's classic '65 Casino. This gorgeous, historically accurate semi-hollowbody boasts a pair of Gibson USA dog-ear P-90 pickups. (9) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Epiphone Lennon Casino Vintage Sunburst
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
P-90 pickups Bright and clear; strong mids, great lows
Switchcraft 3-way toggle High-quality, industry standard pickup selector
Semi-hollow body Enhances sustain, more open tone and feel
1960s SlimTaper C neck profile Modern C-shaped neck; comfortable consistent feel

Product Description

The "Inspired by" John Lennon Casinos offer the professional musician the same key features of Epiphone's acclaimed John Lennon signature U.S.A. Casinos, at a more affordable price. Based upon the "1965" Casino and the "Revolution" Casino, these "Inspired by" versions combine the cost-effective workmanship of Epiphone's own factory in Asia with original Gibson U.S.A. electronics, including classic P-90 pickups with dog-ear, nickel-plated covers and a Switchcraft(tm) made toggle and output jack.

Sunburst Finish: Inspired by the 1965 Lennon Casino

In 1966, during the recording of "Revolver," John Lennon and George Harrison each acquired vintage sunburst Epiphone Casino guitars. The 1965 Casino is a reproduction of the original guitar John purchased with its sunburst finish and stock hardware. Attention to detail includes the correct "burst" pattern and front and back, neck joint at the 16th fret (instead of the 17th), vintage style tuners with small metal buttons, black washer around the toggle switch and the historically accurate rectangle "blue label" inside the sound hole.

Natural Finish: Inspired by the Revolution Lennon Casino

In 1968, John had his Casino sanded down to the bare wood and covered with a thin, dull finish. During that time, he also replaced the tuners with Gold Grovers and removed the pickguard. He first used this "natural" Casino during "The White Album" sessions in 1968. The "Inspired by" Revolution Casino is a reproduction of this stripped guitar and as it also remains today.

Hard Case Included

Each "Inspired by" Casino includes a hard case while the Revolution version also includes the unattached pickguard and mounting bracket.

Support Music Education

As with all Epiphone Lennon guitars, 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. Backed by Epiphone's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 day Customer Service, these "Inspired by" Casinos capture the essence of the 1960's and the Beatles with their authentic looks, specifications and one-of-kind sound and feel that only a Casino has. Pick up one today and start a Revolution!

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- Body Material: Laminated Maple
- Neck Materials: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: SlimTaper(TM)
- Neck Joint: Glued-In; 16th fret
- Truss Rod: Adjustable
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with pearloid "Parallelogram" inlays
- Fingerboard Radius: 14"
- Frets: 22; medium-jumbo
- Bridge Pickup: Gibson U.S.A P-90T
- Neck Pickup: Gibson U.S.A. P-90R

Controls:
- Bridge Volume
- Neck Volume
- Bridge Tone
- Neck Tone
- Swithcraft(TM) 3-way toggle

- Swithcraft(TM): 1/4" Output Jack
- Bridge: Tune-o-matic
- Tailpiece: Trapeze
- Nut Width: 1-11/16"
- Hardware: Black
- Binding: Body and Fingerboard
- Machine Heads: (1965 - VS) Vintage-style, 14:1 ratio with small metal buttons
(Revolution - LN) Gold Grovers
- Includes: Hard Case (940-E519), Unattached Pickguard/Mounting Hardware (Revolution ONLY)
- Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 21 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 20 x 7 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Top quality,from jangle to twang, to punk to funk, Lennon would be proud!"
Sound: I purchased the sunburst model here at Zzounds.com. If you are looking for a quality Casino without forking over the big bucks for an Elite, than this is your Casino. I was weighing between the Elite and this Inspired by Lennon model. Once I recieved the Inspired By Casino I knew I made the right descion. The quality, the tone. The P90 pickups can do it all, Jazz warm to Brit pop Jangle to Nashville Twang. Throw on the over drive and it's God Save the Queen. This is a fun guitar for the Beatles covers! It sounds like Lennon's! Epiphone did a great job on this Inspired By Lennon Casino. Feature: The Epiphone Inspired By John Lennon includes a beautiful case! I own older Epiphones "96 Casino, 97 Lucille, 97 Rivera" and this case is a higher quality case. Very nice looking! Also incuded was a guitar cable. Ease of Use: Quality: The quality is absolutly top notch. I would compare it to a high end Japanese guitar or American custom shop. This guitar was built to last forever. I own Rickenbacker's, American Fenders and high end Gretsch's and this guitar hais comparable with regards to quality. The way it feels and the way it plays. Weather you are a giging musician or a home studio rock star, this guitar will serve you well. Value: This guitar is a steal, plain and simple. You could pay a lot more for the same quality. You can also get so many tones out of this guitar, that alone makes this guitar more valuble. Manufacturer Support: I have not had to contact Epiphone Support for any problems. I have contacted Epiphone support in the past for questions about parts and they were very helpful and responsive. The Wow Factor: I own the Sunburst model and it looks as great as it feels! Top notch! This guitar will inspire you! Overall: If this guitar was stolen I would cry baby cry. Then I'd buy another, because I'm old enough to know better.
Style of Music: Alll of the above
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Epiphone Casino - Inspired by J. Lennon Great product at a fabulous price!"
Sound: Superb. Far better than I ever would have expected. This is my only hollow body and I was a little leary of feedback. It's really not even an issue. Perhaps it's the Gibson electronics or perhaps it's simply the general characteristics of this guitar but it produces a wide array of tones from a silky jazz sound to a classic rock sound. It's no wonder John Lennon used this model almost exclusively during the latter part of his career. Feature: The electronic components are Gibson issue. Top notch materials, well constructed instrument throughout. The guitar case is to die for. Very plush perhaps slightly superior to my Gibson Les Paul (Standard) case. Ease of Use: Extremly easy to dial in tone. This is typical Gibson. The P-90's were a pleasant surprise. Quality: In terms of "fit and finish", I couldn't ask for more. I was pleasantly surprised. Electronics are true Gibson guality and P-90's really put out! I absolutely love this guitar. Value: This guitar is well worth the money. I own several quality guitars and paid considerably more for them than this one. The Casino Revolution is on a par with my other guitars - no question about it! Manufacturer Support: I haven't had to contact their customer service department. The Wow Factor: Hey, John Lennon played one. Need I say more? Overall: I definitely will not replace this guitar. It's part of my collection at this point. It's versitile, feels wonderful in my hands and is a joy to play. This one stays!
Style of Music: classic rock
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