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1966 Epiphone Casino

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Serial #: 434118

Body size at lower bout: 16". Scale length: 24.9" Nut Width: 1 9/16"

Finish: Original sunburst finish, nitrocellulose type

Materials: Solid Honduras mahogany neck; maple top back, and sides; solid Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with pearl parallelogram inlay.

Hardware: 100% original hardware includes original P-90 pickup with original nickel cover, original nickel trapeze tailpiece, original nickel ABR-1 Tuneamatic bridge with retaining wire; original beveled w/b/w pickguard with nickel support bracket; original nickel-plated Kluson Deluxe tuners; original truss rod cover; original gold reflector cap volume and tone knobs

Notes: John Lennon played one, and the rest is history. A true child of the '60's, the Epiphone Casino (E230T) debuted in 1961, and came to an early end in 1970. Three decades later, the Casino remains one of Gibson/Epiphone's most popular reissue guitars, with original examples highly prized by players and collectors alike. With its fat P-90 pickup and featherweight slimline body, the Casino has surpassed its 60's counterpart, the Gibson ES-330, in ongoing favor with vintage enthusiasts. The all-hollow thinline profile and absence of superfluous hardware resulted in one of the most lightweight electric guitars ever produced, as well as producing a distictively warm and woody tone. Combined with it's super fast sixties neck profile, and excellent original jumbo frets, this guitar is incomparably comfortable to hold and just plain fun to play.

This one's in uncanny mint condition, with all original hardware, and its gorgeous Royal Tan sunburst finish. The guitar shows no pick, buckle or thumbwear, nor repairs of any kind. Epi thinlines were popular with a number of jazzers, including Al Caiola, but it's the man from Liverpool who really put the Casino on the map. Rock on!

Setup: The frets have been precision leveled, recrowned and polished; trussrod tension and neck relief adjusted; bridge height adjusted; bridge compensation set; string slots at nut and bridge inspected and recut as necessary; bridge foot contour inspected and fit to top as necessary; bridge radius inspected and recurved as necessary; bridge wheels and tuners lubricated; fingerboard and bridge oiled; body and neck cleaned and hand polished.

Case: Original black fiber case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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