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Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino Hollowbody Electric Guitar Lennon Natural 

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Overview
  • Body: 5-ply maple/birch
  • Top: 5-ply maple
  • Neck: Set, mahogany
Description & Specs
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    $1,415.00
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  • Your Price:
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Based on a legendary axe that made music history.

This Epiphone Casino is a historical collection model inspired by John Lennon's 1965 Casino electric guitar he used on most Beatles recording sessions until The White Album and Let It Be sessions. It has all the classic appointments and hardware including a double-cutaway hollowbody, Tribute P-90 pickups, parallelogram fingerboard inlays, vintage tuners with small buttons, and a trapeze tailpiece. Includes case.


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Features
  • Body: 5-ply maple/birch
  • Top: 5-ply maple
  • Neck: Set, mahogany
  • Neck profile: Slim taper
  • Scale: 24-3/4"
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22 medium-jumbo
  • Fingerboard radius: 14"
  • Inlays: Parallelogram
  • Binding: Single-ply on body and neck
  • Pickups: 2 Gibson USA Tribute P-90 single-coils (P-90T bridge and P-90R neck)
  • Controls: Vol/Vol/Tone/Tone with 3-way toggle selector switch
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Bridge: LockTone Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Trapeze
  • Tuners: (1965 - Vintage Sunburst) Vintage-style; 14:1 ratio with small metal buttons (Revolution - Lennon Natural) Gold Grovers
  • Includes case.

A legendary rock icon knows his stuff. You can't go wrong with a guitar built to impress. Order yours today

 
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EpiphoneInspired by John Lennon Casino Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (10)
  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Good pick up (9)
  • Solid electronics (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (8)
    • Jamming (7)
    • Recording (7)
    • Small venues (6)
    • Rock concerts (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    WOW On All Counts

    I've wanted this guitar since it came out, being the Beatles fan that I am. Musician's Friends 20% coupon made me order now! What I didn't expect was the Fast Free shipping. I...Read complete review

    I've wanted this guitar since it came out, being the Beatles fan that I am. Musician's Friends 20% coupon made me order now! What I didn't expect was the Fast Free shipping. I ordered Thursday afternoon, and had it in my hands Tuesday morning.
    Now for the details:
    I play rhythm and bass, retired from bands, I play for myself and do a little home recording and guitar repair as a hobby.
    Out of the box this guitar played OK. Neck relief was .015. String height at 12th fret was .094 to .078 low to high. Nut height was .035 to .020 low to high.
    I left the neck alone but lowered string height at the bridge and nut, as well as made minor intonation adjustments (it was close as is)
    The nut had some sharp edges that I touched up with 600 grit sandpaper and cleaned the grooves with nut files.
    I have not adjusted the pickup height yet, as I like the sound as is. Though I tend to start with Gibson specs and fine tune from there on all adjustments so I may tweak them later.
    Like most guitar players I try to get the action as low as possible with out buzzes. With this guitar from out of box to now, only small minor adjustments were needed to satisfy me.
    The only negative would be the protective plastic film and stickers I had to remove. Though Epiphone made that easy, and left little if no residue behind.
    This is a very well built quality instrument in every way, that came shipped in a very nice quality hard shell case.
    I was also impressed with the acoustic volume and sound unplugged, great for practicing anywhere.
    Through an amp I was worried about feedback due to the hollow body, but none so far, even with distortion and high volume, trying to learn "Revolution" of course!
    To sum it all up, I Love This Guitar!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Pricey for a good guitar

    This is a great guitar. It has incredible tone and an awesome natural acoustic sound unplugged. I read Clapton's bio and he said that in the early "poor" days, he...Read complete review

    This is a great guitar. It has incredible tone and an awesome natural acoustic sound unplugged. I read Clapton's bio and he said that in the early "poor" days, he practiced with his 335 unplugged and he loved the natural acoustic sound. I suppose this applies to any good hollowbody. This is what you get in this guitar. I have the plain jane Epi 335, which I think is the most fun to play; the Delonge AVA which rocks because of the true Gibson pickup; and the Riviera P-93. The P-93 is a better value for the price because of the bells and whistles. There is a lot of attention to detail with the Revolution, but it is pricey. I peeked at the pickups and they say Epi-USA P9 I wonder if these are indeed the same on the U.S Revolution. In this case, for true fans only because I think too much effort was made to imitate the original, which I thought took away from the completed product.

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    4.0

    Great guitar - will need a setup

    By Beatles player

    from Golden, CO

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          Really nice guitar - a faithful and accurate copy of what Lennon played from Revolver on. As a true hollow-body, it is lighter and more comfortable to play than a semi-hollow like the Gibson ES-335. Nice balance on the strap.

          Since the body attaches at the 14th fret, this is not a good guitar for screaming leads, but that wasn't Lennon's deal anyway. Nice controls, nice Grover tuners. The pickups are LOUD!

          Good news: got a great price here as the model was being discontinued. Bad news: the as-delivered setup was awful. The intonation on the A string was so bad that the instrument was unplayable for barre chords beyond the 5th fret or so. Easily fixed, but just be aware that it will need to be done.

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          5.0

          Buy this guitar. It will inspire you!!

          By Danny D.

          from Waretown NJ

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

            I bought the natural and cannot put it down.
            Set up right out of the box. I just lowered the bridge a little to taste.
            Finish is absolutely perfect. Feel is amazing. I have had Gibson 335, 347 and Epi DOT and Sheraton. This one blows them ALL away. Grab one while they are still available. It will sing to you.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Satisfied with purchase

            By MS blues guy

            from Mississippi delta

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

              I primarily play for my own enjoyment. I have been collecting both electric and acoustic guitars (Gibson, Fender, Martin, Taylor) for many years. The Epi Casino (Lennon) was my first hollow bodied electric, and I have been extremely pleased with everything about the guitar...price included. It has become a favorite. It is fun to play and I love the sound coming out of my Peavey Delta Blues amp.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A Great Guitar...With a Great History

              By Kennedy 51

              from Chihuahua,Chih. Mexico

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                I want to say first, thank you Musicians Friend for your attentions; when I decided to buy a Epiphone Casino H. Sunburst Inspired by Mr. John Lennon, I discovered and I had the luck to find a used guitar Level 1 cheaper than the new, but the same quality. I live in Chihuahua,Chih. Mexico and I had to ship this guitar to El Paso Texas to a House's friend, en then she carry my item to Chihuahua one week later, so; I have my guitar since sunday March 30-2014. And... Iam very happy with my "NEW" guitar and I hope to buy other items soon. Thank You Alan James for your help and I hope to call You again and resolve my questions.

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                My IbJL Casino

                By Sam the Guitar Man

                from Buffalo,NY

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Case Quality
                • Fret And Nut Dressing

                Best Uses

                • Getting Re-inspired
                • Jamming
                • Live Play
                • Recording

                Comments about Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                A sight to behold and a joy to play! USA made P90's offer a wide palette of tones. Musically clean to nice and gnarley (with a slightly overdriven amp). And then there's the vibe ! Only complaint is with fret and nut dressing. Although frets are dressed, they're still rather rough on the ends. And the corners of the nut are not rounded at all. Very sharp as your hand comes up against it. My case, although very sharp looking in gloss black tolex has several spots on the top cover where it's obvious some pieces of debris were covered & glued over with the tolex.
                Neither issue is of long term consequence but with a thousand buck guitar, you look a bit harder. All & all I'm very happy with the Casino and would highly recommend this version.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                guitar finish

                By j.c.

                from wharton, texas

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Finish Is Really Poor
                • Fret Buzz

                Best Uses

                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                guitar finish not equal to the price range of the guitar

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Guitar

                By bmeg2000

                from Penfield, NY

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                  I owned a Gibson ES-330 (cherry red) from 1968 to 1999 when I sold it to a collector. Since then I bought a Les Paul, Telecaster and a Strat. But something was missing ... until I bought this guitar. It brought back all the memories of playing ... the wonderful sound ... the feel. It has become my favorite guitar. Epiphone did a great job with this Casino.

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Really Impressed!

                  By Hammer

                  from Roseville, CA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Blues
                    • Classic Rock

                    Comments about Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                    Really happy with this purchase. I don't even care much for the Beatles but this is a great Blues guitar. I started with the entry level Casino and was not pleased with the set up or sound. Returned it and got the Inspired by version and it is a great guitar. Set up is spot on, guitar looks and sounds great. Love the Grover tuners and Gibson P90s. Feedback can be an issue but I am embracing it!

                    Comment on this review

                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Affordable Quality with Beatles tones.

                    By Paka

                    from Kailua,Hawaii

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Solid Electronics
                    • Usa Made P-90s

                    Cons

                    • Slight bridge buzz

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                    I have been a huge Beatle fan since I was a child of the 60s and have always wanted a Casino Guitar but have never had the chance to buy one. All my other Guitars are American made which is what I prefer.
                    I decided to take a chance on this medium priced
                    Chinese made guitar. I usually never buy a guitar unless I play it and it speaks to me. Plus this guitar was being sold used at a discount. After ordering it I wondered why someone would have returned it. When I opened it up and gave it the first strum all my fears went away. It was as new, still having the plastic covering over some of the hardware. The neck and action was great although I lowered it even further. The sanded down finish gives this guitar an awesome tone and easy play feel. It feels like an old guitar that has seen lots of gigs in past years. It almost seems like this guitar came preprogrammed with the Beatles songs installed. I played songs I haven't played
                    in 20 years and they had that authentic Beatles
                    tone. Sure I would rather have a vintage 60s Casino made in USA but those are $3000-$5000.
                    I am totally happy with my new Casino for the price. I fixed the slight bridge buzz by installing a Gibson Nashville Tune-o-matic.

                    Comment on this review

                    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    WOW On All Counts

                    By Winoco

                    from Wisconsin

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Too Minor To Mention

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording

                    Comments about Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                    I've wanted this guitar since it came out, being the Beatles fan that I am. Musician's Friends 20% coupon made me order now! What I didn't expect was the Fast Free shipping. I ordered Thursday afternoon, and had it in my hands Tuesday morning.
                    Now for the details:
                    I play rhythm and bass, retired from bands, I play for myself and do a little home recording and guitar repair as a hobby.
                    Out of the box this guitar played OK. Neck relief was .015. String height at 12th fret was .094 to .078 low to high. Nut height was .035 to .020 low to high.
                    I left the neck alone but lowered string height at the bridge and nut, as well as made minor intonation adjustments (it was close as is)
                    The nut had some sharp edges that I touched up with 600 grit sandpaper and cleaned the grooves with nut files.
                    I have not adjusted the pickup height yet, as I like the sound as is. Though I tend to start with Gibson specs and fine tune from there on all adjustments so I may tweak them later.
                    Like most guitar players I try to get the action as low as possible with out buzzes. With this guitar from out of box to now, only small minor adjustments were needed to satisfy me.
                    The only negative would be the protective plastic film and stickers I had to remove. Though Epiphone made that easy, and left little if no residue behind.
                    This is a very well built quality instrument in every way, that came shipped in a very nice quality hard shell case.
                    I was also impressed with the acoustic volume and sound unplugged, great for practicing anywhere.
                    Through an amp I was worried about feedback due to the hollow body, but none so far, even with distortion and high volume, trying to learn "Revolution" of course!
                    To sum it all up, I Love This Guitar!

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