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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by mozzarate54, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. rhythmjones

    rhythmjones Tele-Holic

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    I was in the market for a Casino last year, but wound up with this Univox Coily instead. Every bit of the Casino sound is there, in fact, this is the same Matsumoku-made guitar that would become the Epiphone EA-250.
     

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  2. TwangToInfinity

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    oh yea! very very nice!

    I am always astounded with the tone Dwight gets with his vox/casino, just jaw dropping
     
  3. MadJack

    MadJack Friend of Leo's

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    I like the "Dwight Trash"

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    He does get a very Beatlish twang from them doesn't he?



    Between that on and the Gary Clark Jr Blak & Blu (w/ & W/o the Bigsby), they can make some cool Casinos.

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  4. jamorudd

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    Here's my "Inspired by John Lennon" Casino. Got it used, but in perfect condition for $300 at Guitar Center. I love this guitar. Perfect fit and finish, Gibson USA p90s, and I've got some nice flat wounds on it right now.

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  5. rarebreed

    rarebreed Tele-Afflicted

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    In the Guitar Owners Club forum there are a couple of pics of my 1967 Casino my dad bought for me when he came home from Viet Nam.I still have it and get it out to play it sometimes,but it's only been out of the house and gigged once or twice in the last 30 years.
     
  6. Starshine

    Starshine Tele-Afflicted

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    That's the best looking Casino I've ever seen. Is it a more recent model or older?
     
  7. Guitarteach

    Guitarteach Doctor of Teleocity

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    This is my '64 Kalamazoo made Casino. It's still 100% stock (bar pickguard). I got it around 30 years ago.

    It simply channels the 60's from the moment I plug it in and is one of my most beloved instruments. The hot original p90 are everything you could want from a pickup too, from chimey & belllike to soft jazz and they simply scream and roar and never mud up when driven hard. Best pickups of any guitar I have.

    It never get polluted with pedals either. Pure rock and roll pours straight into the amp.

    A p90 Casino into a cranked valve amp.... Highly recommended.


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  8. screamin eagle

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    It's a 50th anniversary model with vibrotone. All Gibson electronics. I have one with the trapeze tailpiece and love it. It's modeled after the 1961 model--and I believe the only made 1961 of them.
     
  9. SChoirFan

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    Wow! I've never seen a black Casino. That is Bad A**!!
     
  10. zippofan

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    Pic right after I completed installing a new harness, what a sweet sounding guitar.
     

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  11. TwangToInfinity

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    yea i like the Dwight trash one too but when i saw him live and when i watched the hundreds of youtubes he never plays the Dwight trash, just his old one like yours there!

    thats the ones i like too!

    and yea he gets just unreal tone from his rig, crazy awesome sound for sure.
     
  12. VWAmTele

    VWAmTele Friend of Leo's

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    Some great pics in this thread. I'll join in on the Casino love fest with my 2002 Elite Casino. Ordered it in the fall of 2002 and then had to wait till January while it sat on boat waiting to be unloaded for two months during the 2002 shipping strike.

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  13. Del Pickup

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    Have to say that this is the coolest looking Casino in this thread so far. I am very envious..........
     
  14. MadJack

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    He plays it here, but this is a music video, not concert footage.


    Of course after reading this I went and pulled up As Fast as You. Keep in mind I'm normally Classic Rock, Christian or Blues (pshh, yeah!), but this ones is fun too. You can hear the Beatles influence in this song. Think Day Tripper on this one.

    I know he plays acoustic or a Rick (in the official video), but it works with either the Casino or a Tele through the AC15. I bet it'll work with my LP Jr too.
     
  15. Mid Life Crisis

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    Yup, amazing. Very Paul Weller.
     
  16. Guitarteach

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    Yep. It's really got the paul weller thing going on too. I also like that it's pre-large headstock

    I think the new gibson 330 reissues get close to it.

    Best thing, it only cost me £60!!
     
  17. Tonetele

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    loopy reed I've seen that on Epiphones too often.I've even seen it on Gibsons.
    One of my best mates is a luthier, Steve Opitz, who repairs all guitars and is
    contracted to repair Maton acoustics when they come back here from overseas.
    He calls Epiphones Snapperphones because he does a repair on necks at
    least once a week, and he's bloody good at it.
    Gibson/Epiphone must do something about this structural engineering fault.
    Sales will fall if it's not resolved. The thickness of the neck and truss rod rout at that point make it the weak spot. I hope the Gibson/Epiphone people read such forums and threads re their products.IMHO , if you can afford it , check out the Riviera 1966 Ltd. Edn. model which has sweet minihumbuckers. Good luck with that neck. (My mate at Holden Hill Music could repair that without hardly a mark if you want to send it to Australia for fixing) :)
     
  18. goonie

    goonie Friend of Leo's

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    I played one in a store recently that was going cheap. The strings were brushing against the bridge pickup, making the guitar virtually unplayable. Imagine my surprise when I noticed there was no way to lower the pickup! No wonder that guitar was heavily discounted. No one in their right mind was going to buy it.
     
  19. Del Pickup

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    Now you're making me sick!! Having tried two different Casinos recently, I've been eyeing up a new 330 in one of the stores here and it's going to set me back around $4K (NZ)!!!
     
  20. Fatmanstratman

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    Paul, George & John....

    Here's my Epiphone babies.

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    On the left is my 2007 (Peerless) standard model, upgraded with the superb GFS Alnico Vintage Wound dogear P90s and a complete new wiring loom, CTS pots & Switchcraft selector switch. This one sits on a stand in my music room and is my go-to when I get home. Plays and sounds great.

    In the middle is my latest acquisition - a Christmas gift from my long suffering wife Mrs. Fatman - a brand new Elitist 1965 model. First guitar I have EVER bought which was setup perfectly straight out of the box. Beautifully balanced and smooth tones right across the pickups. Pricey, but I think in this instance you "get what you pay for".

    On the right is my 1961 Reissue 50th Anniversary model. Although these are Chinese-made the fit and finish is just superb. Comes with USA made P90s and pots/switch as stock, so no upgrades (other than a shim under the bridge pickup) needed. Less than half the price of the Elitist but the quality and sound are not that far apart.

    I just LOVE these Casinos...:D
     
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