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Epiphone Elitist 1965 Casino Electric Guitar (with Case), Natural

From The Beatles to The Kinks, the Casino helped define rock and roll music. Capture that look, feel and tradition with the Epiphone Elitist 1965 Casino. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
5-ply maple body Sweetly resonant tone with strong, smooth highs
Alnico P-90T and P-90R dog-ear pickups High-output single-coils; biting treble response
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel

Epiphone Elitist 1965 Casino (with Case)

For the Epiphone Company of 1961, the Casino was a small breakthrough. After the merger with Gibson in 1957, Epiphone no longer made jazz archtops. A new era of music had arrived. The introduction of the Casino was a modern design that announced that Epiphone was ready to begin a new chapter in its long and unique history. Though from a distance the Casino had the look of an ES-335, the Casino was a true hollowbody that gave players a clear, ringing tone that could be pushed into overdrive when needed. The Casino 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 the Casino was in its planning stages at Epiphone headquarters in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the Beatles were starting out, too. By 1964, the Beatles were stars and when Paul McCartney went shopping for a new guitar that could give him the overdriven blues sound of artists like Otis Rush, 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 made great records with Casinos. And now with the Elitist Casino, you can, too!

As with every Epiphone, the Elitist Casino also comes with the peace of mind you get from a Limited Lifetime Warranty backed by Gibson Musical Instruments' famous 24/7/365 day Customer Service. Make your own history today with an Epiphone Casino.

Features:

- 5-ply maple body with Spruce top bracing
- Mahogany Neck with Rosewood Fingerboard
- Gibson USA P-90 pickups
- Based on mid-60s classic
- Bone nut

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- Body: 5-ply maple with Spruce top bracing
- Neck: mahogany
- Neck Joint: 16th fret, Glued-in
- Fingerboard: rosewood with parallelogram inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets
- Fingerboard Radius: 12", 24.75" scale
- Frets: 22
- Nut Width: 1.625
- Nut: Bone
- Neck Profile: SlimTaper "D"
- Pickups: Gibson P-90T and P-90R
- Bridge: ABR
- Tailpiece: Trapeze
- Tuners: Grover
- Hardware: Nickel
- Toggle: Switchcraft
- Typical Weight (+/- 5%): 6.2 lbs.
- Strings: D'Addario 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Vintage Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 19 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 19 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ELCSVSNH1
Blemished, Vintage Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 21 x 18 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ELCSVSNH1
Natural
Shipping Weight: 19 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 20 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ELCSNANH1
Blemished, Natural
Shipping Weight: 19 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 20 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ELCSNANH1
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "Beautiful, toneful, playable: for the demanding professional"
Sound: The hollow body design of the Casino makes it useful for unplugged practice or, plug it in for a versatile range of tones from the Gibson USA-made P90 pickups. Nails the iconic sounds of jazz, blues, and (of course) classic rock. Feature: The Epiphone Elitist Casino features a 5 ply maple hollow body, spruce bracing, a slim mahogany neck, 22 frets, single coil Gibson P90 pickups, premium electronics and wiring, and a light coat of poly finish. Mine came in flawless vintage sunburst with a fit and finish quality uncommon outside of custom shops and boutique builders. This guitar is built to last a lifetime and sound great the whole time. Ease of Use: The tone of the instrument is well worth the price of admission. Standard four controls and three-way switch make this guitar feel like an old friend. The hollow body is light and resonant which adds a unique texture to the great voice of the P90s. It's hard not to sound good on this guitar. The thin neck is instantly comfortable and highly playable. String transition and fingerboard runs are a breeze. Quality: The build quality of this instrument is world class. Value: You may prefer the Gibson headstock. A comparable guitar by Gibson costs only a little more. You really can't go wrong either way. For me, I had to have a real Casino and I could care less for the brand (I already have a bunch of Gibsons). This guitar is absolutely as good as any Gibson. Manufacturer Support: Gibson/ Epiphone and zZounds have always helped in the past. The Wow Factor: Lots of brilliant artists have played Casinos over the decades. That may boost the appeal of this guitar for some. For me, it is great in its own right as a unique instrument that will find many nights of gig use and many days of studio work. Overall: The Epiphone Elitist 1965 Casino represents how good an electric guitar can be.
Style of Music: Mostly rock
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