Constructed with laminated maple, it is a louder and lighter guitar, but more prone to feedback.Initially, the guitar was available with a single dog-ear P90, or two P90s.Over the years, the model has featured trapeze bridges, frequensator bridges, Bigsbys and even vibrolas.The guitars rich, clean tone and characteristic growl has seen the Casino become a favourite of Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher, Paul Mc Cartney, with its most famous advocate, perhaps, John Lennon.) For a brand to last this long, it must have been doing something right, and a cursory glance over its back-catalogue reveals countless classic Epiphone models. Whilst there are a number of classic Epiphone guitars from before Gibson bought the brand, many of its most famous instruments date to the period just after Gibson took over. Developed in 1958, in parallel with the Gibson ES-335 (The Dot), it shared the same semi-hollow body.
A considerable amount of time was spent on the electronics.The passive JCB-1 Electar, Low-impedance humbucker pickup provides the most natural tone possible, and is wired via a 3-position Varitone control.You may have already heard that that 2013 marks 140 years since Epiphone began.The idea of a guitar brand of this age is mind-boggling (is there an older guitar company?
Conceived shortly after the Sheraton, in 1961, the Casino was another one of the Epiphone models to have a Gibson ‘twin’ (in this case, the ES-330).
Unlike its sibling, the Casino was a true hollow-body guitar.