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Epiphone casino?

liam_66

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I’m looking hard at a casino. I’m normally a fender guy, but recently got a les Paul and love it. Started looking at 335s which led me to casinos. I just can’t get over the epiphone label. It’s always been a Gibson knockoff or entry level brand in my eyes in years past. But this American made casino is like $2700. Anyone have one? Feel free to tell me my thinking is antiquated and the quality on these is on par with an actual Gibson. I just can’t help but thinking I’m paying luxury car prices for Honda Accord. (Not a knock on accords)
 

Vics53

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Can't help you with the Casino, but as far as the "Epiphone label" I'm sure they are no different than any other guitar. Some "have it" and some don't. In January of 2019 I bought an Epiphone SG Pro for $400.00 and for me (YMMV) I absolutely love it and it's my favorite guitar to play. I'll admit the pickups are a little questionable but I have learned to work with them. The quality of this guitar was amazing. No issues what so ever with the fretwork. Once I got it home all I had to do was to change the strings, do a slight tweak on the intonation and it was good to go. No problem with the nut slots or the saddle cuts and the tuners work very well.

If it is just a knockoff I must have really lucked out when I found this particular one. Good luck to you.
 

Wally

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It all depends on what year this Casino you are looking at was made. ???? I have been around Casinos from the ‘70s that were every bit as good as the Gibson ES-330. They were built in the same factory by the same people. If you are talking about a modern Epi, that is another matter. Epiphone production moved to Japan in 1969…then to Korea,…then to .ch8na…then to Indonesia….too much monkey business for me in modern times.
$2700?? what year is this guitar?
 

zacknorton

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I think the OP is referring to the new made at gibson US Casino.

It's made side by side with Gibson es guitars... It's gonna be exactly the same as them.


There was never anything cut rate about the Epiphone line before gibson moved their production to Asia.
 

jb_abides

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There's also the Limited Lennon US Casinos, which were specially made in the US, in addition to the new Episode US Casinos, which are Nashville, after closing of Memphis.

Also, the ES-330s from Memphis were great. So consider a used Memphis 330 as an alternative to the new Nashville Casino, unless you want the Casino vibe.

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Jayden1990

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My Epiphone Casino Coupe review will tell you why you need this guitar? And whether it is yes or not worth buying.

No doubt you're well familiar with Epiphone Casino that was made brilliant and got fame everywhere used by legendary acts like The Beatles, Paul Weller, and Keith Richards. The Coupe model is in fact find out more compact and smaller but still relies on its own when comes to sound quality. In fact, many musicians have switched to the smaller version of the Casino for a number of reasons.
 
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