Epiphone Casino Turquoise Semi Hollow Electric Guitar
Epiphone Casino Turquoise Semi Hollow Electric Guitar has classic looks, sound, and features. A guitar for two generations of artists from Paul McCartney to Noel Gallagher and Keith Richards.
A legend since 1961. Now with new Dogear P-90T Classic™ pickups since 1961, the legendary Casino has been Epiphone’s best-selling archtop and a rock ‘n’ roll standard. Now for the first time featuring new Dogear P-90T Classic™ single coil pickups in Natural, Vintage Sunburst, and new Turquoise color finishes.
Epiphone has made a name for itself by producing some of the greatest musical instruments. They have built innovative musical instruments for over 120 years. The Casino is arguably our most famous due to its close association with The Beatles. The Epiphone Casino Natural Semi Hollow Electric Guitar continues that tradition with a model everyone can afford.
For the Epiphone Company of 1961, the Casino was a small breakthrough. After the merger with Gibson in 1957, Epiphone moved away from making large archtops. A new era of music had arrived. The introduction of the Casino was a modern design. It showed that Epiphone’s unique history would continue separate from Gibson’s. Though the Casino had the look of an ES-335, the Casino was a true hollowbody giving players a clear, ringing tone that could be pushed into overdrive when needed. It was an ideal guitar for stage and studio and can be heard on many landmark recordings including The Beatles’ Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band and The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds.
Maybe it’s purely a coincidence that at the same time that the Casino was in its planning stages, the Beatles were starting their historic run at the Hamburg Star Club. By 1964, the Beatles were stars and when Paul McCartney went shopping for a new guitar that could feed back, he chose a Casino. John Lennon and George Harrison soon bought their own and used their Casinos on stage and at Abbey Road throughout the band’s career. Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys, Paul Weller of the Jam, and Noel Gallagher of Oasis are just a few of the players who have made great records with Casinos.
Casino At A Glance
- Classic Hollowbody “thin-line” archtop, a rock staple since 1961!
- Featuring new vintage voiced Dogear P-90T Classic™ single coil pickups
- Mahogany Neck and 5-ply Laminated Maple Body
|Body Material||Laminated Maple|
|Top Material||5-ply Laminated Maple with Basswood bracing|
|Neck Shape||SlimTaper™; D-Profile|
|Neck Joint||Glued-In, Set Neck 16th Fret neck joint|
|Fingerboard Material||“Pau Ferro” with Pearloid “Parallelogram” inlays|
|Machine Heads||Vintage-style Epiphone|
|Neck Pickup||Dogear P-90T Classic™|
|Bridge Pickup||Dogear P-90R Classic™|
|Controls||2- Volume, 2- Tone|
|Knobs||Vintage-style Gold metal inserts with pointers|
|Pickup Selector||3-way Epiphone toggle|
|Headstock||Small sloped dovewing with beveled sides; 14 degree angle|
|Pickguard||3-ply; White/Black/White with metal “E”|
|Binding||Top – 1-ply; Cream, Back – 1-ply; Cream, Fingerboard – 1-ply; Cream, Headstock – None|
|Strings||D’Addario® 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46|
|Typical Weight||6.6 lbs|