The Epiphone Casino has always been a longtime favorite of mine since John Lennon played one. Well, Heritage has come out with the Heritage H-530 in Cherry Translucent that just blows Casino out of the water.
Lightweight (6 lb) laminated curly maple hollow body, Lollar Dog Ear P-90's and a very easy to play neck makes this a very special guitar.
The Lollar P-90 pickups have that classic, vintage tone without the fuzziness of the original Gibson P-90s. The bridge pickup is incredibly clean with just a bit of bite. Played through a clean amp it really sparkles. With a bit of gain it really shines. the mids really pop. The neck pickup is full and fat without any low end muddiness. Rich, smooth and creamy with a lot of depth.
The neck is very similar to a 60's Gibson. Not super thin but not baseball fat. Comfortable and easy to play. Fret work is perfect and intonation is spot on.
If you are looking for a guitar that can go from acoustic-like clean to just a bit of grit this is a guitar you have to check out.
Weight: 6 lb 0 oz
Type: Hollow Body
Top Material: Laminated Curly Maple
Back Material: Laminated Curly Maple
Rim Material: Solid Curly Maple
Rim Thickness: 1 5/8"
Neck Pickup: Lollar P-90 Dog Ear Style Black
Bridge Pickup: Lollar P-90 Dog Style Black
Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone - Black Speed Knobs
Switching: 3 Way Toggle
Pots: CTS - 500K
Capacitors: Vishay/Roederstein 0.022uF 250V 10%
Lacquer: High Gloss Nitrocellulose
Binding: Single Cream Binding around Body Top, Back and Neck
Neck Material: One Piece Mahogany
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Tenon Type: Short
Headstock Size: Small
Headstock Pitch: 17º
Headstock Accents: "The Heritage" Decal
Fretboard Material: Rosewood
Number of Frets: 22
Fretboard Inlays: Mother Of Pearl Dot
Fretboard Radius: 12"
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Fret Size: .108 x .015
Hardware Finish: Nickel
Bridge: Tone Pros
Tuning Machines: Grover Standard
Case: Hardshell TKL
Strings: GHS Boomers - .011 - .052
Return Policy: We allow a 48 hour approval period. In the event of a return, the buyer pays shipping both ways. The instrument must be returned in original condition as it was shipped with all hang tags, certificates and warranty cards.