Epiphone guitars started in 1873 in the Ottoman Empire which is now Turkey. The name "Epiphone" is a combination of proprietor Epaminondas Stathopoulos' nickname "Epi" and "phone" (from Greek phon-, "sound"/"voice") They began making banjos, mandolins and guitars and in 1903 Epamindondas moved to the United States. Such was the quality of his instrument crafting that towards the 1960s Gibson began to take notice and ended up buying out Epiphone. Epiphone has been a subsidiary of the Gibson Guitar corporation since 1957 and makes some of the finest guitars in a price range that will astound you. They make amazing reproductions of famous Gibson models including the Les Paul, SG, ES-335, ES-137, ES-339 and many more. Their guitars have famously been played by artists like John Lennon, George Harrison, The Edge, Kurt Cobain and more recently Matthew Followill from Kings of Leon. In addition to many Gibson reproductions they also make their own range of acoustic instruments which are unrivalled at their price point. If you haven't played an Epiphone get in today and try one, you won't regret it. The Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar Hollowbody was birthed just after the merger of Epiphone of Gibson in the late 1950's. It was a step away from the traditional larger sized hollowbody guitars that people had become accustomed to. The most well known proponants of the Casino were the Beatles who in the 60's looked for a guitar that would feed back. The Casino was the guitar of choice and has since been played by the likes of Noel Gallagher of Oasis and Paul Weller of the Jam. This particular Epiphone model comes with P-90 single coils in it and has all the design stylings of the classic 1960's era hollowbody guitars.

Features

  • Classic mid '60s design
  • Epiphone P-90 pickups
  • Four color finishes

Specs

  • Body- 5-ply maple with basswood top bracing
  • Neck-mahogany
  • Neck Joint- 16th fret, Glued-in
  • Fingerboard- rosewood with parallelogram inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets
  • Fingerboard Radius- 12”, 24.75” scale
  • Nut Width- 1.68
  • Neck Profile- SlimTaper™ “D”
  • Pickups- Epiphone P-90T and P-90R
  • Bridge- LockTone™ Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece- Trapeze
  • Machine Heads -Small button
  • Hardware- Nickel
  • Toggle- Epiphone
  • Typical Weight- (+/- 5%) 6.6 lbs Strings D’Addario® 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46
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