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Epiphone Casino ‘Inspired by John Lennon’ Sunburst

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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