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The Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar is the guitar that put Epiphone on the map. Ever since The Beatles purchased three Casinos back in 1964, this hol...Click To Read More About This Product

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A visual knockout with vintage tone and lots of class.

The Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar is the guitar that put Epiphone on the map. Ever since The Beatles purchased three Casinos back in 1964, this hollow Epi model has taken on a life of its own. Equipped with two vintage P-90 single-coil pickups, the Casino still delivers those Beatlesque tones at a price every player can afford. Made with a select maple body and top with f-holes, trapeze tailpiece, mahogany neck (24-3/4" scale), neck and body binding, two volume and two tone controls, and parallelogram inlays. Limited lifetime warranty.

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FEATURES
Top Wood: Laminated maple
Back and Sides: Laminated Maple
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Joint: Set-neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Frets: 22
Nut Width: 1.68"
Scale: 24 3/4"
Pickups: 2 Alnico V P-90
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece: Trapeze
Inlays: Parallelogram
Binding: Body and neck
Hardware: Chrome



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EpiphoneCasino Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 182 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (158)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (22)
  • Good tone (22)
  • Fun to play (21)
  • Good pick up (18)
  • Solid electronics (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (21)
  • Practicing (21)
  • Recording (17)
  • Small venues (17)
  • Rock concerts (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (21), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great guitar, just needed a good set-up!

I had been lusting after a Casino for a while. Jonesing for a hollow body and always wanted a guitar with P90's. Had had my eye on a limited edition gold sparkle Casino...Read complete review

I had been lusting after a Casino for a while. Jonesing for a hollow body and always wanted a guitar with P90's. Had had my eye on a limited edition gold sparkle Casino that was at a local shop for a long time. This particular guitar sounded fantastic, but wasn't the best player. Every time I had been in the shop I had considered it, but hadn't pulled the trigger. Given the length of time this guitar was hanging on the wall, I was surprised that is was flawless as far as it's fit and finish, and chalked it up to the fact that the kids and shredders just had no interest in this style of guitar.

So the other day I went in hoping to get this guitar home. Really inspected the guitar this time. Discovered that it's nut was cut WAY to high from the factory, and the neck had no relief, if not a little back bow. My guess was this was why this gorgeous looking and sounding guitar stayed on the rack for so long. Had a tech file the nut slots, adjust the nut slots, set the action. Now the guitar plays wonderfully, and as any guitar with a proper setup should play. Its actually dead-on to Gibson set up specs as far as action, neck relief and pickup height.

Some things that I feel I need to address. Some of the things that people are com paining about are just inherent things about this type of guitar, and don't consider them negatives, flaws, etc. It's the nature of this type of guitar. For example, buzzing while playing acoustic....it's not an acoustic guitar and as with pretty much all electrics, you'll get a little buzzing with most electrics, but don't hear it when plugged in. This is an electric guitar, not an acoustic. And as long as it has a properly set up neck, the correct amount of relief, and no high frets (which would require a fret level, crown and polish) buzzing won't be a problem. Also, as mentioned, it's an electric guitar, not an acoustic, so people shouldn't be complaining about it not being loud enough unplugged! Finally, unfortunately you can't adjust the pickup height of the dog-ear P90's, but that's just the nature of the beast with these pickups. You can actually purchase shims to raise them, but can't lower them, but again, it comes with the territory. Luckily mine again, fell right on the mark with Gibson factory setup spec one the guitar got a legitimate setup. Also, this guitar will feedback. It's a full hollow body. You need to learn how to tame that. There are countless videos of Gary Clark Jr. playing Casinos like in huge stadiums and at outdoor festivals, with a fat, dirty tone. If he can control the feedback in these situations I'm sure you can learn how to as well! Just takes a little practice, people! It's not a flaw when your's feeds back, it just inherent in this design. This is why guitars had solid blocks installed in them back in the day and became semi-hollow as opposed to fully hollow, like the Casino.

Other things worth mentioning...I have to detract from my rating because of the HORRIBLE factory setup. I can't believe that this guitar left the factory with such a poorly cut nut. It was somewhat comical to see the little sticker on the back of the headstock essentially bragging about being inspected and set up at the factory! I realize most guitars (even a lot of higher-end guitars costing much more) will need a basic set-up by a competent tech, but in this case it was unacceptable. Literally half the nut was filed away, and was cut so high originally that notes would always be pulled sharp, most noticeably when playing open chords in first position. Also, the frets needed a good polishing and the fret ends needed a little TLC. Again, no big deal, and almost expected on a guitar at this price point. If you bend a lot, you'll feel a difference, and benefit from a fret polishing. All of these little gripes shouldn't detract a potential buyer, because you should be getting any new guitar set up properly anyway and most need minor tweaks off the shelf.

After the set up and attention to the nut it plays like a dream. The P90's sound great. Fits right in the middle between my single coils and humbuckers, and sound great clean, but also sound very fat, gritty, mean, and dirty when pushing an amp into breakup territory. Everyone obviously associated this guitar with the beatles, but you can get pretty much anything you want from this instrument, from killer "Keef" tones, to Rich Robinsn type stuff, to Son Volt, Wilco, etc. Sounds great through every amp I have including a Bassman Reissue, Vox AC15, and old Silverface fender Champ.

As long as you know what you're getting into, get a full setup, and don't have any unrealistic expectations, you should be very pleased with a properly set up Casino.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Look Elsewhere...

I'm a thirty year player, composer, collector. I owned this guitar in 2008, a few years before Epiphone was massacred by Gibson in quality, which has never been amended. The wire trapeze...Read complete review

I'm a thirty year player, composer, collector. I owned this guitar in 2008, a few years before Epiphone was massacred by Gibson in quality, which has never been amended. The wire trapeze tailpiece is unsteady and bends-leans either which way, the worst tailpiece design I've ever encountered, and no amount of lowering the bridge could get the action close enough to the fretboard for decent playability. Poor paint management around F holes. I'm a huge Beatles fan. I understand they loved Casinos. But that was 1965-9, and Epiphone was a different company. My advice, get a Hagstrom. They have Rickenbacker-type quality in their build, Hagstroms, the best mid-priced hollow-style bodies with outstanding quality, sound, and action. Their set from top to tails up is serious and solid. Or don't listen to me and try to play Day Tripper on a low end Casino with strings helplessly a quarter inch off the fretboard with a cheap wire tailpiece bent at a 45% angle.

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(21 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great guitar, just needed a good set-up!

By sbpark

from Colorado

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Great Fit Finish

Cons

  • Horrible Factory Set-up
  • Poorly Cut Nut

Best Uses

    Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

    I had been lusting after a Casino for a while. Jonesing for a hollow body and always wanted a guitar with P90's. Had had my eye on a limited edition gold sparkle Casino that was at a local shop for a long time. This particular guitar sounded fantastic, but wasn't the best player. Every time I had been in the shop I had considered it, but hadn't pulled the trigger. Given the length of time this guitar was hanging on the wall, I was surprised that is was flawless as far as it's fit and finish, and chalked it up to the fact that the kids and shredders just had no interest in this style of guitar.

    So the other day I went in hoping to get this guitar home. Really inspected the guitar this time. Discovered that it's nut was cut WAY to high from the factory, and the neck had no relief, if not a little back bow. My guess was this was why this gorgeous looking and sounding guitar stayed on the rack for so long. Had a tech file the nut slots, adjust the nut slots, set the action. Now the guitar plays wonderfully, and as any guitar with a proper setup should play. Its actually dead-on to Gibson set up specs as far as action, neck relief and pickup height.

    Some things that I feel I need to address. Some of the things that people are com paining about are just inherent things about this type of guitar, and don't consider them negatives, flaws, etc. It's the nature of this type of guitar. For example, buzzing while playing acoustic....it's not an acoustic guitar and as with pretty much all electrics, you'll get a little buzzing with most electrics, but don't hear it when plugged in. This is an electric guitar, not an acoustic. And as long as it has a properly set up neck, the correct amount of relief, and no high frets (which would require a fret level, crown and polish) buzzing won't be a problem. Also, as mentioned, it's an electric guitar, not an acoustic, so people shouldn't be complaining about it not being loud enough unplugged! Finally, unfortunately you can't adjust the pickup height of the dog-ear P90's, but that's just the nature of the beast with these pickups. You can actually purchase shims to raise them, but can't lower them, but again, it comes with the territory. Luckily mine again, fell right on the mark with Gibson factory setup spec one the guitar got a legitimate setup. Also, this guitar will feedback. It's a full hollow body. You need to learn how to tame that. There are countless videos of Gary Clark Jr. playing Casinos like in huge stadiums and at outdoor festivals, with a fat, dirty tone. If he can control the feedback in these situations I'm sure you can learn how to as well! Just takes a little practice, people! It's not a flaw when your's feeds back, it just inherent in this design. This is why guitars had solid blocks installed in them back in the day and became semi-hollow as opposed to fully hollow, like the Casino.

    Other things worth mentioning...I have to detract from my rating because of the HORRIBLE factory setup. I can't believe that this guitar left the factory with such a poorly cut nut. It was somewhat comical to see the little sticker on the back of the headstock essentially bragging about being inspected and set up at the factory! I realize most guitars (even a lot of higher-end guitars costing much more) will need a basic set-up by a competent tech, but in this case it was unacceptable. Literally half the nut was filed away, and was cut so high originally that notes would always be pulled sharp, most noticeably when playing open chords in first position. Also, the frets needed a good polishing and the fret ends needed a little TLC. Again, no big deal, and almost expected on a guitar at this price point. If you bend a lot, you'll feel a difference, and benefit from a fret polishing. All of these little gripes shouldn't detract a potential buyer, because you should be getting any new guitar set up properly anyway and most need minor tweaks off the shelf.

    After the set up and attention to the nut it plays like a dream. The P90's sound great. Fits right in the middle between my single coils and humbuckers, and sound great clean, but also sound very fat, gritty, mean, and dirty when pushing an amp into breakup territory. Everyone obviously associated this guitar with the beatles, but you can get pretty much anything you want from this instrument, from killer "Keef" tones, to Rich Robinsn type stuff, to Son Volt, Wilco, etc. Sounds great through every amp I have including a Bassman Reissue, Vox AC15, and old Silverface fender Champ.

    As long as you know what you're getting into, get a full setup, and don't have any unrealistic expectations, you should be very pleased with a properly set up Casino.

    (20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar

    By Steven Gougeon

    from North East

    Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

    This is an amazing instrument. I am amazed with the sounds you can get from it, from heavy blues to bright acoustic sounding alt pop/rock ( jazz too). The body feels large at first ( for an electric) but the sounds you can get from it more then make up for it. It's also dead sexy. It is my first hollow body and I am loving it. One of the first guitars I've owned that I was in love with from day one.
    All the feature you would expect from a classic model like this. Pretty straight forward equipment for the price range, still feels like a great value though.
    Mine is a Chinese made 2011 model in natural finish. It has a good fit and finish, it seems to be as well built and solid as any of the similar Gibson models I have been around. Even the set up on the one I received was excellent and was great to play out of the box.
    Seems an excellent value for the money. Great feel to it, good looks, comfortable neck, solid feel to all the controls. The tuners seem good so far, and I am happy with this level of P-90 pick-ups.

    (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Epiphone Casino

    By Enhancer guy

    from The Woodlands, Texas

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Good Vibration
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

      Each guitar is an instrument to itself and keeping that in mind the Epiphone Casino is great. I have owned a few of the Gibson ES330TD's over the decades and they all felt a little different from each other, as they should, no two guitars are the same. My Casino plays and sounds great, no issues at all. It's not a Strat, a Tele, or a 330, it's just a great instrument in its own rights and the price is awesome. Mine is the cheaper version and I would not have paid more for the more expensive "John Lennon" model for what I wanted it for. I still play various models of Fender and Gibson guitars but the Epiphone is a feel all to its own and my other guitars don't offer what this guitar does, I love it. Great construction, quality parts, a really great neck and fret work and is beautifully finished. The P90 pickups are great pickups, but you have to know what to expect from a P90. They're not Humbuckers or Fender single coil pickups and they do have a tone of their own. With the right understanding, a good ear and correct amp settings, this guitar will do anything you require. Highly recommended.

      (15 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good for Rhythm Guitar

      By David Suchan

      from Iowa

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

      I had this guitar several years ago. Somedays I wish that I still had it (it looked beautiful and felt like butter). I played this guitar live and have recorded with it. It was solid and never let me down. My only beef with it (and main reason I sold it) was that the pickups were really weak (no matter how much I tweaked the amp or guitar). I had to use my EQ pedal to get this thing to reach its potential. For that reason, I would say that it is mainly a rhythm guitar and is not really meant for leads. You will either have to swap out pickups or use your EQ pedal for this guitar to reach its potential.

      (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Epiphone Casino A-Go-Go

      By Dennis Parazak

      from San Diego

      Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

      9
      This guitar plays great and with a TS9 Tube screamer with the drive control at a minimum. This guitar plays fat tones that are great for blues/jazz crossover ala Robben Ford; round on the neck pickup and stinging on the bridge. Clean, it jangles nice with the pickup switch in the center position and nice mellow tone in the neck position. This guitar is the best value in my arsenal and it is light as a feather. I wouldn't trade it for my vintage Les Paul, but it does things my LP can't and is easier on the back.
      The only reason that I give it an 8 instead of something higher is because when the ordered guitar arrived, the tone control was loose and flopping all over the place. The guitar tech at the shop I bought it fixed it pronto. But there was a manufacturer's tag saying that it had been inspected and I question how well or if they really did a final inspection.
      For the money, this guitar is a killer deal.

      (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Get Back to Where You Once Belonged

      By Grant E

      from The Universe

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

        Right off the bat, this guitar looks sexy as all get out. Looks aside, the feel of the guitar is amazing; the playability is out of this world. No wonder The Beatles played this guitar! From thick and dark tones on the neck pick up to bright powerful tones on the bridge, this guitar is capable of producing any sound you want. The high-output P-90 pickups make this guitar as versatile as any I've played in the past. If you pass it up, you'll only be kicking yourself later.

        (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Feels Like Home to me.

        By Basher Now Dad

        from Colorado

        About Me Professional Musician

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

          Waited a long time to replace my road guitar.(ES-330)
          Since I gave up full time, it was hard to justify ~$2500 for another.
          The Casino is every bit as good, construction is the same, The sound is the same after a little break in.
          P-90s are a little low output, but they were before too. Don't blame the tool for behaving the way it was designed. Humbuckers are wound to be louder, adjust.

          My heart sings every time I open the case.

          (11 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Look Elsewhere...

          By Chris

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

            I'm a thirty year player, composer, collector. I owned this guitar in 2008, a few years before Epiphone was massacred by Gibson in quality, which has never been amended. The wire trapeze tailpiece is unsteady and bends-leans either which way, the worst tailpiece design I've ever encountered, and no amount of lowering the bridge could get the action close enough to the fretboard for decent playability. Poor paint management around F holes. I'm a huge Beatles fan. I understand they loved Casinos. But that was 1965-9, and Epiphone was a different company. My advice, get a Hagstrom. They have Rickenbacker-type quality in their build, Hagstroms, the best mid-priced hollow-style bodies with outstanding quality, sound, and action. Their set from top to tails up is serious and solid. Or don't listen to me and try to play Day Tripper on a low end Casino with strings helplessly a quarter inch off the fretboard with a cheap wire tailpiece bent at a 45% angle.

            (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing Guitar! great for rock to blues

            By gibsonguy420

            from Montreal

            Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

            I got my first gibson les paul a few years back and i decided to get a hollow bodied guitar about a year ago. i was always hesitant about epiphones since i thought they would be cheaper copies of gibson products but i was dead wrong. I bought the casino since it was a full hollow body and its not technically a guitar gibson makes (i know... 335...) and i probably play it more than my gibson. i play through a marshall valvestate amp and this guitar delivers. anywhere from old school rock to blues this guitar really does it all.iit has such a nice heavy and clear tone thats just rare. but then u can crank up the crunch and the combination of the resonance from the guitar with the amps crunch just makes it great. the neck is smooth and fast, perfect for sliding and soloes. bottom line, this is really an amazing guitar at a lower price for a hollow body. its not some gibson wanna be and it holds its own from all genres of music. youd be making a mistake to overlook it.

            (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            George, John, Paul + the Epiphone Casino

            By Waynerainy

            from Central Ohio

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Great As Purchased But Wi
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

              Other than John, Paul, and George, there is something about the Epiphone Casino that I've always loved. At 17 years old I bought my first one in 1966. I have all three colors of the modern day Casino. To see and hear the difference, I replaced the stock PU's with a pair of Gibson P-90's in the cherry model. You want that Gibson sound of the mid-60's you'll have to spend a couple hundred more. Believe me, it's well worth it and, you will notice a big difference in the sound. Nothing wrong with the stock PU's but if you want that true "bell like tone" on the clean side or the Clapton crunch on the distorted side, i.e.Sun Shine...Strange Brew etc.well...... I play the guitar through a 1968 Fender Twin Reverb. The nut on the Casino (as is the case with almost all guitars, even the high $$ ones) are almost always too high for me. So also is the action and the neck relief. Other than those adjustments, there is absolutely nothing that I don't like about the 2012 cherry model that I bought. Even down to the feel of the thicker neck. More wood, more sustain Chet use to say. The finish and the binding on my CS were flawless. Want that Gibson ES-330 sound? It's possible. The sound is there. As far as playability goes, it's all in the set-up. I have several, some 37 costly guitars, but I find myself playing this red Epiphone Casino more than any other. It's not about the high end value or the collectability here. It's about an honest low budget great sounding GREAT PLAYING instrument within the price of almost everyone. Come on!Gary Clark can afford to play any guitar he wants. But in truth, according to his interview in Guitar Player, his weapon of choice is the budget Casino. Would I recommend it to a friend? You bet! I'd even recommend it to someone who doesn't play.......Cheers

              (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great instrument

              By back seat bassist

              from MA

              See all my reviews

              Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

              This guitar is a great instrument. I've always been a die hard Gibson player and very hesitant about epi's but after playing this I am a firm believer in epiphone hollowbodies (and i bought it of course). It's tone is indistinguishable from the es 330 for fraction of the price! On an overdriven amp it shines; Clear highs, crisp resonant lows, and looks sweet too! I love this guitar and will not be letting it go any time soon. Do yourself a favor and get it.

              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome instrument for the price

              By mclovin

              from bryce, utah

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              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

                I bought this guitar a few months ago and I could not be happier with my choice. I bought it off sort of a whim since I happen to be a beatles fan and this guitar looks sexy as hell. But this thing can get way more than just beatles tones out of it! Let me say that mine needed to be professionally set up (20 clams) and had somewhat of a break-in time. When i first got it, the frets felt a little course when bending a note. However, the more I played the more they seemed to smooth out and now I cant tell a difference between it and my other guitars.
                Some people say feedback is a problem on this guitar. I havent had any problems with unwanted feedback, however, when I want to I can make it really growl and sing by holding it close to my amp.
                Really cool looking guitar (I took my pickguard off) and plays great for all genres of music. Sorry for the long review I am just very enthusiastic about my epiphone casino!

                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                ONE MORE LISTEN!

                By thrash loaf

                from snohomish, wa

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Recording

                  Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

                  one more sample of the guitar i found in my files. this gives a good example of the tasty tones this gives. once again, best for recording, live its a bit much to handle with the bad feedback.

                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good bang for buck

                  By Bout123

                  from UK

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • School Bands
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

                    I own the "Custom shop" ltd edition version with Bigsby. Great guitar for the money but I did a few mods, ie CTS pots and output jack, Lindy Fralin p90 pickups, Tonepros bridge, Original Kluson old school tuners, bone nut and Gibson knobs and fret dress. Yes a few denaro spent but wow now it really sings. Don't get me wrong the axe sounds great as is for the money but I like tinkering and it was worth the effort. New electrics in a hollow body is a total ball ache though!!

                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great guitar worth the little issues

                    By joshthe6th

                    from Minneapolis, MN

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                    • Pick Up Buzz
                    • Some buzz

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Rock Concerts
                    • School Bands
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

                    I have always loved British rock, particularly The Beatles. I decided to try a Casino and I loved it. While it doesn't ring, like some guitar, it has great tone. Can be used to some rough blues, bright jazz, and rough rock. The pickups on this guitar are powerful, which is nice if you want natural distortion.

                    The neck is a little chunky, and if you are used to SG or Fender necks, this one will take some time getting used to. Even being a guitarist for 18 years, I found my hands hurt on this guitar. That lasted about a week, and I got used to it. Other than that, the action is fine.

                    The tone pots are so-so on this, and the 3-way selector rattles in center position (not uncommon, but you cannot hear it when plugged in). The bridge wire can have issues, but I never had that. I had a pole screw loose in a pickup. Wax on the screw was needed to fix that, and now it is good as new.

                    Acoustically, this guitar is also good. I jam with friends who have acoustics, and I am not washed out. You can hear me loud and clear. While it is not as robust, or warm, as a standard acoustic, you can still get warm and sweet sounds.

                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Talk about a great value!

                    By OK Rock n' Roller

                    from Durant, OK

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Classic Looks
                    • Flawless Finish
                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Recording
                      • Rock Concerts
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

                      What can I possibly say that hasn't already been posted on this review board? I ordered the Vintage Sunburst Casino and I'm so glad I did. The guitar is absolutely flawless and plays like a dream! Once I have the new Bigsby installed I will have reached the mountain top!
                      It's really great when you feel like you've gotten a terrific customer value and this time I really did. Maximum wow factor for the money spent. Besides, John, Paul and George couldn't all be wrong!

                      (5 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      great guitar

                      By tom cheatwood

                      from Texas

                      Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

                      I would recomend this guitar to anyone wanting great quality and value for the small amount spent.
                      I got mine from MF as a gently used piece I could not find a mark on it. Very pleased.
                      Just got my Epiphone Casino this is beautiful guitar, Humbucker pickups sound great, pearl inlay on head and neck look very nice, gold colored knobs look very expensive. Great value for money.
                      Beautiful Cherry finish, very shinny fit anf finish very good,The E applique on the pick guard came unstuck I took it off. Didn't like it anyway.
                      for the money spent could not get better a guitar.

                      (4 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Not Worth It....

                      By FuzzyPostrock

                      from Toronto

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Good Looks

                      Cons

                      • Flat Sound
                      • Poor Pick Up

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

                        Not a good guitar at all... Feedsback at high volume with even lower gain so forget using it at rehearsals or gigging... as for the sound it is very muddy and does not cut through in a band mix which is surprising for a p-90 guitar, my older korean Epi Tobacco Burst Dot sounds clearer and better overall and you can actually reach the 17th fret and up ! this guitar you can just barely reach the 17th fret and thats it.

                        If you are a jazz player or low low gain blues player this may suit you so don't take my word fo the guitar but always try before you buy!

                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        She's my new baby

                        By blues man-iE6eP

                        from Eau Claire WI

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                        Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

                        It all started when i saw this guitar in a music store. I thought, "Oh, wouldn't that be a nice guitar to have?? Too bad I'll never get one." Then a few days ago I when back to the store with my uncle who was getting a VOX amp. It was $1500.00 but they'd seel it for $900.00 if he bought a guitar. He let me choose any of the Casino's they had there. I wanted this one. I got the one in Vintage Sunburst (I think it compliments the guitar best). It's and AMAZING guitar at an amazing price. I love the feel, look, and sound of it. But i have some trouble getting sound on the higher end of the neck. I'll probably have the change the strings on it. But otherwise, professional, beginner, hobbyist whatever, I HIGHLY recommend this axe. She's a beautiful guitar.

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        "ROOFTOP" Anyone???

                        By Beatlegeo

                        from Blue Ridge, Ga.

                        About Me Professional Musician

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • A "DREAM" fulfilled!
                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel
                        • Good Pick Up
                        • Good Tone
                        • Solid Electronics

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • ANY TIME, ANY PLACE, A "GO-TO"!!
                          • Jamming
                          • Practicing
                          • Recording
                          • Rock Concerts
                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar:

                          It's now "Lennonized", and with a new Bone nut for a wider string spacing, (helps in thumb "wrapping"), and Daddario Chrome Flats, 10-48's. So, now all I need is a flat "Rooftop", LOL! She also now sports a ACE "Rooftop" strap as well! FAB playin', and sounding guitar, and I can't recommend it highly enough, BeaTle freak, or "normal" person, Ha! !!----Gb----bg

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