The Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar is the guitar that put Epiphone on the map. Ever since The Beatles purchased three Casinos back in 1964, this hollow Epi model has taken on a life of its own. Equipped with two vintage P-90 single-coil pickups, ... read more
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When I finished my exams six years ago I wanted a new guitar. I thought that a Casino was the best bet, because Lennon. Ignorant as I was I thought that the Casino had humbuckers. I didn't play a similar model before I ordered it online, which was a bit stupid. It arrived and then I realized it had p90 pick ups. I fell in love with it anyway. It's so light and the stock pick ups sound great.
Great guitar. Sounds great, fully hollow so great sustain with little natural feedback!
I love my casino. I own the Gold Top special run one. It sounds great, fully hollow so great sustain with little natural feedback! Works well with most effect pedals, though it is hollow body, you can use and over drive such as Electro Harmonix Line Power Booster 1 without any actual feedback. Though it has P90 it is not super loud guitar, actually my LP with ceramic humbuckers is way louder. I would not recommend for players who like to move and be stage flexible, the guitar is little bit deeper and seems to "bigger" than an Epi Dot and of course the whole guitar's appear is way bigger than a SG or Tele player might know.
Looks good, sounds good, plays good.
The epiphone casino has a long history of being used by the best. A relatively affordable guitar at around £400, you get a guitar with a lot of potential. The acoustics on it are wonderful and make it perfect for noodling when unplugged. There are few ES style full hollowbodies out there and this has to be the best value one. The P90 pickups blow me away, they have a huge amount of output and a very unique and powerful sound. The casino is good for lead but really shines on rhythm sections - switching to the bridge pickup offers a really powerful driving mid and bass. There is room for modification with these guitars, I recommend changing the tuners for grovers and adding a bigsby bar if you are so inclined.
Overall a really solid guitar that will look great on you, feel fantastic to play, and sound like no other.
Great guitar if not for the too hot P90s
Overall a really nice guiotar. The problem lies in the overly hot P90 pickups. At 12k? and 11k?, using 43/44GA wire they are just too hot and dark sounding. I had mine rewound by Buddha Pickups to 9k? & 8k? w/ 42GA wire for a more vintage jangle.
My brand new Birthday purchase
I was born in Liverpool, and brought up on The Beatles, so its only natural that I would have one of these beauties on my purchase radar. Its my Birthday today 19th Feb, and I have jumped in with both feet and bought it, to pick it up later this evening. I've gone for the classic sunburst colourway. Can reaaly give a review of how it plays just yet, but it looks spectacular, and I cant wait to get it in my hands.
The Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar is the guitar that put Epiphone on the map. Ever since The Beatles purchased three Casinos back in 1964, this hollow Epi model has taken on a life of its own. Equipped with two vintage P-90 single-coil pickups, the Casino still delivers those Beatlesque tones at a price every player can afford. Made with a select maple body and top with f-holes, trapeze tailpiece, mahogany neck (24-3/4" scale), neck and body binding, two volume and two tone controls, and parallelogram inlays.
Features Body Body shape: Double cutaway Body type: Hollow body Body material: Laminated Top wood: Maple with basswood top bracing Body wood: Maple Body finish: Gloss Orientation: Right handed Neck Neck shape: SlimTaper D Neck wood: Mahogany Joint: Set-in Scale length: 24.75" Truss rod: Standard Neck finish: Gloss Fretboard Material: Rosewood Radius: 12" Fret size: Medium jumbo Number of frets: 22 Inlays: Parallelogram Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm) Pickups
Configuration: SS Neck: P-90R Middle: Not applicable Bridge: P-90T Brand: Epiphone Active or passive pickups: Passive Series or parallel: Series Piezo: No Active EQ: No Special electronics: None
Controls Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2 Pickup switch: 3-way Coil tap or split: No Kill switch: No
Hardware Bridge type: Fixed Bridge design: Tune-o-matic Tailpiece: Trapeze Tuning machines: Small button Color: Nickel Other
Number of strings: 6-string Special features: Pickups Country of origin: South Korea