Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar

The Epiphone Casino Archtop delivers classic looks and classic sound. With a pair of dog-ear P-90s, this hollowbody electric is a truly versatile guitar.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Alnico P-90T and P-90R dog-ear pickups High-output single-coils; biting treble response
Fully hollow body Single tone chamber, resonant and alive sound
Set-neck construction Solid joinery for great sustain and feel
Pau Ferro fretboard Delivers strong midrange presence and punch

Famous ever since the Fab Four started using it in the '60s, the Epiphone Casino's fully-hollow, laminated maple body brings a familiar jangle to rhythm playing, while its P-90 pickups give it plenty of bite for leads. The basis on which Gibson built their ES Series of guitars -- some of the most enduring instruments in the development of rock'n'roll -- the Epiphone Casino Archtop is truly a guitarist's guitar, rich in tradition, tone, and history. Two P-90 pickups allow you to dial in a huge range of tasty tones with one versatile axe. And at this price, it's the only Casino you can really ever trust not to break the bank.

Classic Construction, Classic Tone

The Epiphone Casino's combination of a laminated maple arched top and hollow maple body offers the discerning tone junkie a veritable smorgasbord of complex tones, rich harmonics and pleasing overtones. Unlike the ES-335 or other semi-hollow instruments of this shape, the Epiphone Casino is a fully hollow instrument. Though slightly more prone to high-gain feedback, an all-hollow guitar is offers richer resonance -- true tone aficionados gladly make the tradeoff. The Epiphone Casino's set mahogany neck and array of dual P-90 dog-ear pickups deliver everything from singing sustain to chimey rhythm jangle, all at the flip of a switch or the stomp of a box. The combination of a pau ferro fretboard with the rest of these carefully selected tonewoods make the Epiphone Casino a wonderfully balanced instrument, both in sound and read more feel. The four top-mounted control knobs (volume and tone for each of the rhythm and lead pickups) allows for even further tweaking and tonal exploration, presenting a palette rich enough for even the most demanding six-string Centurion.

Like Shaking Hands with an Old Friend

Featuring the tried-and-true Gibson 24.75-inch scale length and 1.68-inch nut width, the Epiphone Casino immediately feels as comfortable as a your favorite pair of jeans or a perfectly broken-in pair of boots. The Casino's neck profile is at once substantial and quick, capable of digging in for some open position chording or slithering around for snakey runs, double-stops, and pull-offs. The bound fretboard edges only add to the Epiphone Casino's comfort, especially for all of you thumb-over-the-top players out there.

Finishes Fit for a Prince

The Epiphone Casino has enough looks to keep up with whatever number of costume changes you happen to throw into your set. Alternately, you can take the John Lennon approach by pulling off the pickguard and sanding off the finish down to the bare wood -- heck, if it helps you write a song half as good as one of his, it would be well worth the effort. Tasteful appointments on the Epiphone Casino Archtop include a classic trapeze style bridge tailpiece, bound pau ferro fretboard with handsome parallelogram inlays, bound body, chrome hardware, and oversized "open book" Epiphone headstock. The Casino Archtop is not an instrument that screams garish pomp; instead, it gently exudes a sense of refined class and taste.

Get an overview of the Casino in this video from Epiphone:


Features:

- Fully hollow body with maple top and maple back and sides
- Set mahogany neck
- Bound pau ferro fretboard with parallelogram inlays
- Dual P-90 dog-ear pickups
- Chrome hardware
- Trapeze bridge tailpiece
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- Pickups: 2 P-90s
- Hardware: Chrome
- Scale: 24.75"
- Nut Width: 1.68"
- Neck Joint: Set
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Pau ferro/Parallelogram
- Binding: Body/Neck
- Body Material: Laminated Maple
- Top: Laminated Maple
- Tailpiece: Trapeze
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Natural
Shipping Weight: 10.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 22 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EPI CASG NA
Vintage Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 10.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 22 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ETCAVSCH1
Vintage Sunburst, with Case
Shipping Weight: 22.75 lbs

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-4GIBSON

Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar

The Epiphone Casino Arch Top Guitar features two P-90 pickups and chrome hardware. The scale is 24.75 inches and the nut width is 1.68 inches. It has a set neck joint and neck material made of mahogany. The fingerboard is pau ferro with parallelogram inlays, and the body material is laminated maple.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (184 ratings)
Submitted January 15, 2010 by a customer from aol.com
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Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I expect to use this for the length of it's lifetime. If anything happened to it, I would certainly replace it. Wish I bought it a long time ago.

Sound
The sound of the Casino is incredible. From playing clean in all pick up configurations or running it through various stomp boxes, the guitar has a unique voice. The sound is applicable to a variety of genres. If you're looking for a heavy sound, there are other options available, but if you want a great blues , classic rock or jazz sound, this guitar is for you.

Features
The case that came with it is of the same top quality as the guitar. Nice poster, too.

Ease of Use
Getting good tone from this guitar is simple. The P 90's go from a deep warm neck pick up sound to a jangly bridge or in between. Turn up the gain and volume and you get a nice growl. I've played it for 2 weeks straight and am still finding new, great tones. One might think this is a big guitar and would be uncomfortable to play. Just the opposite. Very light, so it is comfortable standing and its contour makes sitting the same.

Quality
Product is very well made. Mine is the Vintage Sunburst and the finish is fantastic. Even the sides of the guitar follow the sunburst scheme. It's not a solid brown-black as would normally be found with this finish. Beautiful. Came perfectly set-up out of the box and holds tune read more like my double locking tremelo guitar. Pots are clean and fairly responsive as is the pick up selector.

Value
More than worth the price I paid.

Manufacturer Support
Haven't had to deal with them, so to me the support is great. With the quality of this product, I'm sure that if I had to deal with them Id receive the same quality.

The Wow Factor
If you like a thin waist and an ample bottom, this is very sexy.

Musical Background:
Active musician

Musical Style:
Classic rock, blues, metal
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