Friday, November 21, 2008

Casino

Another day, another guitar. I picked up a 2006 Epiphone Casino today, in a beautiful Cherry finish. Made in China at an Epi-only factory, the build quality and finish detail is excellent.


No photos yet, but here's a stock picture:



It's completely hollow, unlike the famous Gibson ES-335 which has a center block running from the base of the neck to the end pin. Lots of Beatle guitar sounds started with a Casino, notably "Day Tripper" and "Don't Let Me Down". The lack of a center block makes the guitar decay quickly, meaning it is well-suited for rhythm guitar duty, though the Fabs used it for everything, with Lennon playing his almost exclusively post-Revolver. Paul uses his to this day.



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