Casino E230-TD Guitars

1967 Epiphone Casino E230-TD

Color: Sunburst, Rating: 9.50, Sold (ID# 00037)
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As Good As It Gets!

A 16-inch single-bound laminated maple top, back, and sides, mahogany neck, and rosewood fretboard with inlaid pearl single-parallelogram markers and 22 wide jumbo frets. Two chrome-covered P-90 pickups with thumping great 7.96k and 8.08k outputs. This guitar has a nut width of 1 9/16 inches, a scale length of 24 3/4 inches. Four-layer (white/black/white/black) plastic pickguard with bevelled edge and silver and black Epiphone "E" logo. Four controls (two volume, two tone) plus three-way selector switch. Gold plastic bell-shape knobs with metal tops. Epiphone Frequensator tailpiece and Tune-O-Matic bridge with retainer. This is a featherweight guitar, weighing only 5.40 lbs. (can you believe it!), in totally original and as near mint condition as you can get, earning a conservative 9.50 condition rating. Housed in its original gray hardshell with royal blue plush lining (9.25).

Introduced in 1961, this was Epiphone's $335.00 version of the highly popular Gibson ES-330. The Casino was discontinued in 1970. B.B. King, Eric Clapton, and Jimmy Hendrix (while playing with the Isley Brothers) were all playing Epiphone Casinos. Near the end of 1964, Epiphone scored an unexpected coup when the Beatles bought three Casinos -- one each for George Harrison, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney. All three Casinos were Sunburst, and George's had a Bigsby vibrola tailpiece. McCartney put his on record almost immediately, playing the guitar fills on the group's 1965 hit "Ticket to Ride" on his Casino. Fans around the world saw the Casinos on the Beatles' s world tour of 1966. The group used them on various recordings and promotional films.

As good as it gets -- you will never find another one like this -- what more can I say...

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