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A visual knockout with vintage tone and lots of class.

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. Limited lifetime warranty.

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Features
  • Top Wood: Laminated maple
  • Back and Sides: Laminated Maple
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Joint: Set-neck
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Nut Width: 1.68"
  • Scale: 24 3/4"
  • Pickups: 2 Alnico V P-90
  • Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Trapeze
  • Inlays: Parallelogram
  • Binding: Body and neck
  • Hardware: Chrome
 
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EpiphoneCasino Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 29 reviews)

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WOW!

I've got the Epiphone Casino (Vintage Sunburst) and it's unbelievably great. I love this guitar, the BEAUTIFUL look, the great sound, and everything. I just can't stop playing it. The Best...Read complete review

I've got the Epiphone Casino (Vintage Sunburst) and it's unbelievably great. I love this guitar, the BEAUTIFUL look, the great sound, and everything. I just can't stop playing it. The Best ever, and no wonder why The Beatles bought it! When I play the casino, I just feel like I'm John Lennon... Ahh

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Just OK

The modern Casino is just OK. I like that the neck is now 1 11/16" at the nut - the original was 1 5/8". The guitar is light...Read complete review

The modern Casino is just OK. I like that the neck is now 1 11/16" at the nut - the original was 1 5/8". The guitar is light weight and fun to play but the pickups are really nasty. Epiphone calls these pickups VP-90s or P90R/P90T. It doesn't matter, they are all the same. They also don't mind stretching the truth and calling these pickups vintage wound. A vintage wound P90 is about 8.0K. These pickups are all wound to 12.6k. This gives you a loud sound but it's nothing but brash midrange. The highs and lows and all the nice overtones of true vintage P90s are missing. You are not going to get the sounds that the Beatles got from their Casinos. The pickups are also not hum cancelling when the switch is in the middle position.
I consider this pickup thing to be a major flaw and I would not recommend this guitar as is.

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2.0

Just OK

By Sometimes Stratman

from Clermont, Florida

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Flat Sound
  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

The modern Casino is just OK. I like that the neck is now 1 11/16" at the nut - the original was 1 5/8". The guitar is light weight and fun to play but the pickups are really nasty. Epiphone calls these pickups VP-90s or P90R/P90T. It doesn't matter, they are all the same. They also don't mind stretching the truth and calling these pickups vintage wound. A vintage wound P90 is about 8.0K. These pickups are all wound to 12.6k. This gives you a loud sound but it's nothing but brash midrange. The highs and lows and all the nice overtones of true vintage P90s are missing. You are not going to get the sounds that the Beatles got from their Casinos. The pickups are also not hum cancelling when the switch is in the middle position.
I consider this pickup thing to be a major flaw and I would not recommend this guitar as is.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

NOTHING Sounds Like a Casino...Nothing!

By Rocktor

from Brentwood TN

Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

I admit my interest in the Casino was piqued by the Beatles' music. However, playing it sold me. The P-90s have THE sound and the 60-cycle hum is negligible to non-existant. (If you haven't played a semi-hollow, do not take her out for a live show without blocking out a feed-back-free zone.) The neck is a 60s Gibson LP and the 24 3/4" scale is so fun to grab in b/t the longer scales. Mine also has the Epi/Bigsby vibrato. Casino is a must!

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Tone, tone, tone!

By Les

from VA

Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

The only issue I have with this guitar is the nut is poorly fitted (off center) and finished. I had the same problem with a Firebird VII purchased a year ago. Otherwise, its a great instrument. Wonderful tone and great finish! Good acoustic volume (and) also very light weight.

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(4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent guitar, but didn't work for me.

By John-Hxy.j

from SoCal

Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

Very disappointing. The Casino looks beautiful, great feel and tone, but it quickly became apparent that I didn't sound as good as The Beatles did. I spend my free time watching TV and playing video games with little time for guitar. Gonna sell the Casino and buy a Jeff Beck Strat with the hope of playing like him without having to practice much.

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(25 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

surprised myself

By gramps

from mass

Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

I was looking for an archtop jazzy kind of guitar. I have a Strad and several other guitars, and was looking at the Ibanez Artcore among others, and found them to be lacking. Saw the Casino and it was real pretty. Tried it out and found I could play all over the neck very easily and get a good sound either electrically or even acoustically. I love the way it feeds back too. Was looking for something else, glad I found this instead.

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(23 of 42 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful, toneful classic

By Rich-Hu7Tl

from Colorado

Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

I won't go into the features that have already been listed. I just want to say that I don't know why I haven't bought a Casino before now! It has a wonderful tone, and is extremely easy and comfortable to play. I don't know what the Elite Casinos are like, but I can't see how you could improve on this classic Korean-made guitar (manufactured at the Peerless Factory - excellent build quality). This is a beautiful looking professional instrument that sounds perfect - 'nuff said.

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(16 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome guitar

By PL

from vegas

Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

I have only owned Fenders and Gibsons and I wanted a true hollowbody and I wanted p-90's. I was hesitant about an Epi but this is a great guitar. The finish is almost perfect; it's black so you're bound to have some small scratches. It is well put together - from the tuners, to the fretboard, to the frets, to the trapeze. It was nearly perfectly set-up (done in the USA) and it was even in tune! The sound is great. I have never had p-90's or a hollowbody so I didn't know what to expect. The bridge pickup is smooth and fat and great for jazz. The bridge pickup is good for anything from blues to rock and even metal (yes even metal). A lot of reviews mention the feedback and pickup noise, but I haven't experienced it, even with full gain and lots of volume. The p-90's are freaking' rude overdriven - they remind me of 'cat scratch fever'. I have started to notice a lot of musicians play an Epi - U2, Blink 182, M.C.R. - and now I know why.

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(17 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Guitar, Good Price

By Mike-QlV7d

from St. Louis

Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

I've owned my Casino for three years and still love it. It arrived from Music123 well set up. (although the action was a little high for my taste) But the thumbscrew-adjustable tune-o-matic bridge on the Casino made adjustment easy. There is no fret buzz, even with the bridge lowered. It stays in tune well, even with a lot of blues bends. The fact that it is fully hollow (distinguishing it from the Dot, which is semi-hollow) makes it easy to practice unamplified. And when playing amplified, the hollow construction adds warmth to the sound. My guitar is a bit prone to feedback, but this is the the nature of a hollow electric. The finish is good and durable. Tone and volume controls seem to be of reasonable quality and do not sound dirty. There is not a lot of sustain, but that is not necessary for my style of playing. In summary, the Epiphone Casino is a surprisingly good guitar, particularly at this price range.

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(40 of 75 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My favorite electric

By Rastaman

from Near Toronto, Canada

Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

Tried it through a Marshall in the store and just fell in love with it. Paul, John & George all bought one with their own money when they were millionaires and could have bought any guitar they wanted. George & John still owned theirs when they died, and Paul still has his.

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(9 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The first Epiphone semi- acoustic!

By mark-0HvhB

from Boston, Massachusetts

Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

I was looking for a semi hollow body and I picked this one up cause John Lennon preferred it- and no wonder why he did! the guitar delivers very warm and clean sounds and when distorted it can rage just like in "Revolution". I'm very pleased about the craftsmanship in the guitar is great for the price of it and I find myself picking up this guitar more than my other guitars and I've got 8 of them!

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