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Epiphone Revolution Casino Electric Guitar
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The Epiphone Revolution Casino Electric Guitar without doubt showcases Epiphone at their highest level of quality. In 1966, during the recording of R...Click To Read More About This Product
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A rock-and-roll classic!
The Epiphone Revolution Casino Electric Guitar without doubt showcases Epiphone at their highest level of quality. In 1966, during the recording of Revolver, John Lennon and George Harrison acquired sunburst Casinos. 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 introduced 2 Limited Edition Lennon Casinos. 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 instruments 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. Includes hardshell case.
5-ply maple'/birch body
5-ply maple top
Lennon Natural finish
Set mahogany neck
1.62" nut width
Body and neck binding
2 Gibson USA P-90 pickups
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I just got this guitar 6 monts ago. It's a treasure, easy to play, very clear song the neck it's like a butter. I think it is piece of art.
I have had my Revolution Casino for about a year now and it is the coolest sounding guitar I have ever owned. It plays like a dream and sounds great through my Fender Deluxe Reverb. Quality is infinitely better than my first Korean Casino (but is should be at 5x the price!)
Wicked awesome. Looks awesome, very cool looking guitar. has a great sound and is made by a quality company. It's such a wicked guitar although its expensive you should definitley buy it.
I remember seeing a Casino Revolution hanging on the rack at Mars Music right after the model was released. My son and I were on our regular Saturday field trip to look and lust. Much to my surprise five years ago someone here in Atlanta was looking to sell their Casino Revolution and it was too cheap to pass up. Bought it and played it for year without a break in service. Needless to say I no longer own the Revolution because I gave it to my son for his 20th birthday (he's now 24 and occasionally he'll let me play it).Its fit and finish are superb! After playing the Revolution for a little while you understand why John Lennon played it. The neck is outstanding and extremely comfortable. Upon close inspection you see the holes and marks from the prior hardware and realize that you're playing a piece of music history. Only issue is corrosion of the nickel pup covers but that is expected for a 45 year old (I mean six year old) guitar. Actually this is welcomed sign of a well aged musical instrument and wearing the same as the Gibson 57s I put in my Epi Les Paul. If you ever get a chance to play the Revolution, play it and if you get a chance to buy one and can afford it, buy it because it will bring years of great sound and music.Disclaimer: I own six Epiphone guitars and have sold or traded several more so I am a huge Epiphone fan. Maybe the best kept secret in guitars. But with the exception of the Revolution, a Masterbuilt and a Spider Resonator (not the newer Biscuit model), I've modded the others with new pups, electronic components, tailpieces and saddles. The stock components are fair at best but with a little work Epiphones are tremendous values when compared to their Gibson siblings.
I bought the 1965 Lennon Casino first after years of not being able to find a vintage one in the condition I wanted. After I got it I was so blown away I went out and bought the Revolution. Of the 2 guitars the Revolution is the better sounding guitar because of the removal of the burst finish and just a think coat of nitro laquer. I also think it has a cooler vibe to it and it will be the most collectable of the 2 guitars in the future. Both however play and sound as good as any of the vintage ones I have played. Since all of this I have found and original 65 vintage Casino so I a/b them all the time and they are very very close.
I just bought this guitar and love it. If you want the sound of a true hollow body with P-90s, this axe can't be beat. It's lighter than center block equiped hollow bodiy guitars. It sounds great through both tube and solid state amps (I run mine through a 1964 Gibson Falcon). It's clean sounding and the action, setup was perfect right out of the box. It's it easy to see why John Lennon loved it, Buy one and enjoy the tone! The workmanship is superb!!
I have owned this guitar for a few months now and I am extremely pleased with it. I also own a a 1965 Epiphone Casino, as well as 2 Les Pauls and a Fender Clapton Strat. This guitar has a beautiful tone that sets it above all the others. No guitar can match the clarity of the pickups, particularly on the low end. The only comparable guitar is '65 Casino, but I believe this one outperforms it.
I purchased the Epiphone Revolution Casino Electric Guitar in February 2007. It is well worth the price! I married it up with DR Pure Blues strings. They are a perfect match! I have gotten great results through my Peavey Ultra 410, but plugged it into a Marshall 2266C amp and the marriage of this combination was as close to Nirvana as I've experienced while playing. Just couldn't put it down! I highly recommend this guitar to anyone whether hobbyist or professional. My thanks goes out to Yoko Ono and Epiphone for making this guitar available.
This Casino is great. I own the standard Casino - it used to be Turqoise, but after some gentle and careful sanding work on the neck and body, replacing the Kluson tuners with gold Grover tuners, and the pup switch plate (Rythm/Lead), my formerly Turqoise Casino looks just like the John Lennon model. The real JL Casino is much nicer, I'm sure, with better electronics and better quality wood. I'd rather have the real thing, but I already had the TQ and didn't have the funds to buy the real McCoy. With a set of 11mm or heavier strings, this guitar is the coolest! I don't recommend light strings on this guitar, as they don't stay in tune as well with this guitar's hardware configuration. John Lennon loved this guitar not only because it's awesome, but because he didn't have to carry his amplifier around with him to play.Enjoy
Ive had the other casino guitars which were fine but this model is the one to own . Better quality keys than the burst and a great player and its lacking just one thing .. The poly !
I've only had this guitar since May of 05, but it has become my favorite. I also own a Gretsch Country Gent & Tennessee Rose, a Gibson Custom Shop SG Std & Les Paul 57 Goldtop. The Revolution Casino is the lightest & most comfortable to hold and play. I've also owned one of the cheaper Korean Casinos, which wasn't bad, but sold it after getting this one, as this one has better tone and lower action and seems effortless to play in comparison. It seems well worth the higher price tag. If this guitar is truly made in limited quantities, it should soon appreciate in value.