|Serial Number||Varies, this example is 10041500434. Made in China.|
|Pricing||$959 CDN with case.|
|Neck||Mahogany neck with bound rosewood fingerboard. Traditional C-shaped profile.|
|Frets||22 medium frets; they go over the binding to the edge of the fingerboard.|
|Body||Maple laminate body with longitudinal tone bars and soundpost bracing.|
|Finish||Gloss Tobacco sunburst finish as found on early 1960’s Epiphone Casinos.|
|Hardware/electronics||Two P-90 type pickups with chrome covers (this helps shield the pickups), selector switch, individual volume and tone controls, sealed Kluson-type tuners with chrome buttons.|
|Playability/Action||Plays very well right out of the box and can easily be set up to meet your needs.|
|Case||Original hardshell case included.|
|Comments||The Casino was very important in the Epiphone line during the 1960’s, and was introduced to compete with the Gibson ES-330. In 1965, a member of an obscure band known as “The Beatles” – Paul McCartney – began using one for studio work – and John Lennon and George Harrison got theirs in 1966. This tobacco sunburst model became Lennon’s main guitar, and was later sanded and refinished natural. A few years ago, Gibson released two US-made versions of this guitar, in sunburst and natural (as the “Revolution” model) in a total production run of 1,965 pieces, and now has released the “Inspired by John Lennon” versions, which are much more affordable, yet still really good instruments.|
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