What we Think...
This guitar is one of the most popular epiphone models and for good reason, with its semi-acoustic look and its signature tone from its P-90 pickups it ticks every box and beyond. Artists such as paul McCartney and noel Gallagher saw this as a go-to guitar and i can see why! Rimmers music can also extend the guarantee on this guitar from 1 year to 5 years in total, another reason to buy this guitar
Reviewed by Phil Daw...Rimmers Music Southport.
Epiphone guitars are known for their incredible quality and great value so you can get your hands on a top notch instrument at any budget. With a 5ply Maple back and sides with a basswood top this completely hollow guitar has a wonderfully vintage tone that a wide range of different players will love.
Finishing off the amazing build of this guitar you have a mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard. Carved to a slim taper 'D' shape it has a feel that lovers of vintage guitar players will love without being too chunky. This means that any guitarist can pick this up and have a great time playing it straight out of the box.
The Epiphone Casino Archtop Collection Electric Guitar is equipped with two vintage P90 single coil pickups, delivering that Beatles tone at a very affordable price. The Epiphone Casino is made with a select maple body and top with Fholes, a trapeze bridge, mahogany neck (24-3/4 inch scale), neck and body binding, 2 volume and 2 tone controls, and parallelogram inlays.
The tone of the Epiphone Casino is bright and warm. Acoustically better than any semi because of its hollow body construction, strumming unplugged is a pleasant experience. Lennon used his Casino extensively in the latter part of the Beatles recording years, to get an idea of the sound produced by the Epiphone Casino, take a listen to the Beatles' Revolver album and anything after that. Rock, jazz and blues are the best applications for the Epiphone Casino.
The Epiphone Casino is one of the longest lasting guitars in their catalogue for a good reason. Its great vale price and ability to deliver pro grade rock tones with a semi hollow design revolutionized guitars at the time. Although based on the calssic Gibson ES-335 the Casino is completely hollow on the inside giving it a completely different tone.