Picked up a 2008 Korean made Casino over the weekend. It appears to have never been touched, in mint condition. Neck was dead straight, maybe even a little back-bowed with stupid high action, but sounded incredible so I pulled the trigger. Got it home, put some relief in the neck, lowered the action and now it feels and plays wonderfully...only issue now is it doesn't sound as good. Obviously because the action was so high and the strings were a bit further away from the pickups. This seems to be the ONLY issue I have ever had with Casinos. All you can really do is raise the pickups with shims, but the only real way to get the strings further away from the pickups is raising the action, which obviously affects playability. I know the general rule of thumb for P90's is they sound best with the strings as close as possible. But as most of us know, the Epi P90's are stupid hot (around 12-13k). Tried lowering the pole pieces which helps a little, but I lose clarity and they get muddy. Didn't want to go down the proverbial rabbit hole and spend a ton of money on the guitar, but absolutely love how it feels and plays now. Ended up ordering a new set of Kent Armstrong P90's for the Casino for $105 for the set. they're wound around 8k and seem to be liked by many. Wasn't into spending double on something boutique, and I had some Fralin's in another Casino I sued to have but never bonded with them. Just looking for that woody, slightly under-wound sound. I have owned a 2014 Epi Casino, and compared to this one I'd say that the 2014 had a better fit and finish, most notably the f-holes. They are a little sloppy on the Korean made 2008, but actually aside from that I have zero complaints. The neck is also a little beefier than the 2014's neck. All in all I REALLY love this guitar. Looks great, was super easy to set up, plays wonderfully and just oping the new pickups seal the deal. I removed the pick guard because I prefer the look.