The Epiphone Casino USA Collection Hollow Body in Vintage Sunburst has FINALLY landed! A USA Made Casino is something that many guitar players have been clamoring for, for literally decades! This beautiful, USA-Made, hollow-body electric guitar rivals the ES-335 models we have been getting on every level. A Pair of Gibson P-90 Pickups is just the icing on an otherwise delicious cake.
A Maple/Poplar/Maple Laminate body is the core of this hollow body. It produces impressive acoustic volume with a prominent mid-range thanks to the backward shifted bridge and tailpiece. Double F-Holes provide an elegant look and let some of that beautiful acoustic tone shine. Quartersawn Spruce Body Braces help every chord and note sound musical.
The Casino has a shorter feeling than an ES-335 thanks to a neck joint that is at the 14th fret, just like many acoustic guitars. If high fret access is where you do your bidding, then the Casino may not be ideal. If you dig a guitar with a neck that doesn't stick out quite as far and that asks less of your left arm, shoulder, and neck then the Casino IS for you! The neck is made from Mahogany and is topped with a bound Indian Rosewood Fingerboard. A 12" Fingerboard Radius gives a uniformly flat playing surface while 22 Medium-Jumbo Frets only add to the playability.
A pair of Gibson P-90 Single Coil Pickups come installed in the USA-Made Casino. Obviously, these pickups have helped shape music's sound since their debut in the original Les Paul model, dating back to 1952. They are enjoying a massive resurgence in popularity thank to their wooly, overwound tones, which seems to blend the best of both worlds (that's humbuckers and single coils). Each pickup has its own volume and tone control and is accessible alone or in tandem via the 3-way pickup selector switch.
From the Epiphone Website...
The Archtop That Launched the British Invasions Is Back in the USA
Now made in the USA for the first time in over 50 years! Since its introduction in 1961, the Epiphone Casino™ has been the choice of countless musicians including Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Keith Richards, Ray Davies, Dave Davies, and Paul Weller. The new Casino from the USA Epiphone Collection featuring a classic maple and poplar body with a Royal Tan nitrocellulose lacquer finish (nickel dogear Gibson USA P-90s) or a Vintage Sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish (black dogear Gibson USA P-90s). The USA Collection Epiphone Casino also features hand-wired electronics with Orange Drop® capacitors and Gibson USA P-90 Dogear single-coil pickups. Featuring Gibson Strings.