Epiphone John Lennon 1965 Casino Electric Guitar   

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An exacting reproduction of the original!

The Epiphone John Lennon 1965 Casino Electric Guitar has a heritage as fascinating as the man whose name it bears. In 1966, during the recording of Revolver, John Lennon and George Harrison acquired sunburst Epiphone Casino guitars. John was taken by his new guitar and made it his main axe from that point on, using several different versions over the ensuing years. In cooperation with Yoko Ono, Epiphone introduces 2 Limited Edition Lennon Casino guitars. The '65 Casino is a reproduction of the original guitar John purchased with its sunburst finish and stock hardware. In 1968, John had his Casino sanded down to bare wood and finished with a thin, dull coat of lacquer. He first used this "natural" Casino in "The White Album" sessions of '68. The John Lennon Revolution Casino is a reproduction of this stripped guitar as it remains today, featuring one coat of lacquer, gold Grover tuners, and the pickguard removed. A combined total of 1,965 of these individually hand-numbered, historic guitars have been produced, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each goes to the BMI Foundation for the John Lennon Scholarship Fund which supports music education. Limited lifetime warranty. Epiphone includes a hardshell case with the '65 John Lennon Casino Electric Guitar.


  • Mid-'60s Kalamazoo tooling specs
  • Body wood: 5-layer maple/birch ply
  • Spruce top contour bracing, original spacing, and depths
  • One-piece mahogany neck with 14 degree grain orientation for maximum strength
  • Rosewood fretboard with pearloid parallelogram inlays
  • Stamped with John's original serial number and an individually hand-numbered label inside
  • Oversize original-style headstock
  • Nickel-plated, "dog-eared" P-90 pickup covers with original pole spacing
  • Switchcraft 3-way toggle with old-style black washer
  • Nickel Gotoh "Kluson-style" machine heads
  • Vintage sunburst nitro cellulose finish, hand-buffed
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