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Avoiding a Casino with small hands??

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by ImMyOwnDad, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. ImMyOwnDad

    ImMyOwnDad NEW MEMBER!

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    Oct 5, 2017
    Philadelphia
    I am so in love with Casinos, they're truly everything I want but I'm a little nervous because I've got pretty small hands.

    I've heard mixed things. Should I avoid a Casino if I have small hands?
     

  2. Danjabellza

    Danjabellza Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 22, 2014
    Pahrump, nv
    No. If I'm not mistaken they have the 60's slim taper should be comparable to a fender.
     

  3. Jonzilla

    Jonzilla Tele-Meister

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    Mar 4, 2013
    Tennessee
    Yeah I think you'd be fine even with small hands. Just the other day my local shop had a new epi dot and a new epi casino and I played both. The neck on the dot was huge. But the casino was more manageable and had that "slim" profile you hear about.
     

  4. Chud

    Chud Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

    Dec 30, 2010
    New York City
    I think you should avoid making a decision on a guitar you're not sure of without playing one.
     

  5. rze99

    rze99 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK
    Absolutely not. The Casino I have is exceptionally easy to play and would pose no difficulties for a player with small or even very small hands. The shorter scale helps too.
    I suppose I have medium size hands (if men's gloves are to be a guide).
     

  6. Controller

    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jun 11, 2010
    Montana
    Play it. I have small hands and small necks make my hand cramp.
     

  7. JuneauMike

    JuneauMike Tele-Holic

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    May 5, 2015
    Alaska
    I think the advice you are working with is 180 degrees backwards. The Casino is a tight fit at the nut and so its more challenging for large hands. If your hands are small than they are custom grown for the Casino. Have fun.

    Also, I don't think the hand size thing is very valid. If it were, than no one would play the mandolin. I think we can adjust to pretty much anything when it comes to guitars. FWIW.
     
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  8. jayyj

    jayyj Tele-Holic

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    Jul 13, 2014
    Manchester, UK
    My Japanese Casino was the only guitar I had to let go because I couldn't adapt to the tiny neck - it was like playing a ukulele!

    Ultimately you just need to play one and find out for yourself, but they're certainly not big necks if that's your concern.
     

  9. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    A certain amount of this is personal preference. What kind of neck do you like?
     

  10. Jef

    Jef Tele-Holic

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    Mar 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    If you have small hands, I'd really recommend you the Epi Sorrento (late nineties version). It has a very slim and narrow neck. And it's the Casino's prettier sister. I still regret selling this one... although I have a very nice Casino Coupe these days.
     

  11. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 21, 2012
    Montana
    +1 Yup, I agree. The Casino has one of the smallest necks that I can remember playing. Nevertheless, you should probably play one first. They are not as common as other electrics for a few different reasons.
     

  12. JuneauMike

    JuneauMike Tele-Holic

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    May 5, 2015
    Alaska
    I love mine, but can't say the love is mutual. ;)
     

  13. xafinity

    xafinity Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 24, 2015
    my Mom's basement
    Its clear that with such delicate nerves you should not make any potentially life altering guitar purchases. No Casino for you.

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  14. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Tele-Afflicted

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    Feb 26, 2017
    Manchester UK
    I can't see where anyone on here spoke of a Casino coupe. I don't know that the neck is thinner but it would make sense
     

  15. cabra velha

    cabra velha Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

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    Jan 21, 2016
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    I think Epiphone necks are all over the place model-to-model so I wouldn't make a decision unless I could play the guitar in question.
     
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  16. Mr Green Genes

    Mr Green Genes Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 23, 2016
    MI
    +1 to the guys telling you that a lot of it is personal preference, and it's best to try playing one before making a decision.
     

  17. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
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    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    I have small hands and am currently playing the fattest neck known to man.
    Up to 1 7/16 at the 11th fret with a big, chunky C.
    The essence of Louisville Slugger.
    It can be done.
    If you love the guitar, get it and adapt.
    neck.jpg
     
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  18. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Tele-Afflicted

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    Feb 26, 2017
    Manchester UK
    Have you played a U neck on a 52 AVRI
     

  19. tfarny

    tfarny Tele-Holic

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    Sep 4, 2008
    Hudson Valley, NY
    I've played a few - they look awesome, but the little pencil neck doesn't work for me. I wouldn't worry about getting anyone's advice from the internet - nobody has any idea whether a Casino would work for you. Nobody knows the first thing about you, for one thing, for another individual guitars vary quite a bit, for a third thing what makes a guitar work or not work for someone is pretty mysterious.
     
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  20. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    Toothpick compared to this thing.
    I promise.
     

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