NGD, and ... YUCK!

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A like new Epi Casino came up on the local CL , great price with Hard Case so I bought it. I haven't had good luck with Epi modern stuff and have tried several, not really bonding. 335, 335 satin, Emperor Regent, Korean Sheraton etc.

The darn thing was bought at the local music store a few years back. The owner said he bought it for some home recording and that's all he did.
It's like brand new. HOWEVER... the fret board was covered with yuck that was impervious to water clean up. I eventually scraped the large amount with a razor blade then used petro based solvent to clean it. man it was thick. hard to figure what this guy used, does he bath in suntan lotion? :lol:Had to turn a few of the bridge inserts around to intonate properly. The bridge height screws were floppy loose in the body bushing so I wrapped them with teflon tape.

Anyway, I kinda like it. We'll see....
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There are so many Casino models out there I have no idea what this one is actually. I have the original receipt, it was near $700 new.
It's super light weight, and the neck is not thin which I like about it.
 

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A like new Epi Casino came up on the local CL , great price with Hard Case so I bought it. I haven't had good luck with Epi modern stuff and have tried several, not really bonding. 335, 335 satin, Emperor Regent, Korean Sheraton etc.

The darn thing was bought at the local music store a few years back. The owner said he bought it for some home recording and that's all he did.
It's like brand new. HOWEVER... the fret board was covered with yuck that was impervious to water clean up. I eventually scraped the large amount with a razor blade then used petro based solvent to clean it. man it was thick. hard to figure what this guy used, does he bath in suntan lotion? :lol:Had to turn a few of the bridge inserts around to intonate properly. The bridge height screws were floppy loose in the body bushing so I wrapped them with teflon tape.

Anyway, I kinda like it. We'll see....
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CRUD scrapings:
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CLEAN:
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So you're the "llucky" guy who got that CL special. I saw it and wondered why it was offered for such a low price. It did come with a HSC.

I hope that you like it after getting it "set up". Sometimes you just gotta polish up those diamonds in the rough. :)
 

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So you're the "llucky" guy who got that CL special. I saw it and wondered why it was offered for such a low price. It did come with a HSC.

I hope that you like it after getting it "set up". Sometimes you just gotta polish up those diamonds in the rough. :)
Yep it was me. A bit of a drive "down island" but not too bad.
I got a great bargain down that way a few years ago. An early 90's, (or was it '88?) Super Strat from the original owner. Perfect condition, hangs tags etc in the case. He drifted into Bluegrass playing. $550
The Casino is all cleaned up and set up and seems great. Low action, no buzzing. Will I keep it? Hard to say, 9 of 10 things I try I don't!
 

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I kinda think it should have a more subtle black pickguard, that white kinda jumps out... but I dont worry much about that type of thing...
 

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You could use that thing as a PSA to convince people to wash their hands.

Like, I get that some people sweat more than others, but good Lord, people. Soap is cheap and plentiful.
 




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