Epiphone Casino VS
Hollow Body Guitar
Channel the spirit of Pet Sounds and Sgt. Pepper with the Epiphone Casino Natural with Chrome Hardware
- Finish: Vintage Sunburst
- Body: Laminated Maple with Basswood Bracing
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
- Pickups: Epiphone P-90R and P-90T
- Controls: 2-Volume and 2-Tone
- Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
- Machineheads: Small Button
For the Epiphone Company of 1961, the Casino was a small breakthrough. After the merger with Gibson in 1957, Epiphone moved away from making large archtops. A new era of music had arrived. The introduction of the Casino was a modern design that announced that Epiphone’s unique history would continue separate from Gibson’s. Though from a distance the Casino had the look of an ES-335, the Casino was a true hollowbody giving players a clear, ringing tone that could be pushed into overdrive when needed. It 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 that the Casino was in its planning stages at Epiphone headquarters in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the Beatles were starting their historic run at the Hamburg Star Club. By 1964, the Beatles were stars and when Paul McCartney went shopping for a new guitar that could feed back, 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 have made great records with Casinos.
With its classic body style, combined with the parallelogram inlays, dog-ear P-90 pickups and trapeze tailpiece, this guitar has the classic looks to go with its classic sound, from chime to growl.
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