Casino Guitars

1961 Epiphone Casino

Color: Oliveburst, Rating: 8.25, Sold (ID# 00029)
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In the Rare Oliveburst Finish

This superb featherweight (5.60 lbs.) guitar has a laminated maple body, mahogany neck, and rosewood fretboard with 22 jumbo frets and inlaid pearl dot position markers. Individual Kluson Deluxe tuners with white plastic oval buttons. With a nice, fat nut width of 1 11/16 inches, and a scale length of 25 1/2 inches, the guitar almost plays itself. One hot P-90 pickup with a 7.70k output. Three-layer (white/black/white) plastic pickguard with silver Epiphone "E" logo. Two controls (one volume, one tone) with black plastic bell-shape knobs with metal tops. ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge and factory Epiphone tremolo with rosewood panel with silver Epiphone "E" logo. Apart from a very minor and professionally repaired split to the left-hand seam on the headstock (otherwise it would have been a 9.00), this guitar is remarkably fresh and clean. Housed in a non-original 1960s black hardshell case with purple plush lining (8.50). It is not only one of the earliest Casinos, but is also in the rather rare Oliveburst finish, and has the Epiphone vibrato, which was not in fact offered until 1962. The Casino was discontinued in 1970.

Introduced in 1961, this was Epiphone's $335.00 version of the highly popular Gibson ES-330. John Lennon played Epiphone Casinos, rather than the Gibson equivalent.

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