Epiphone Elitist '65 Casino (Natural)Item ID: ELCSNANH
Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Maple Body and Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Two Single-coil Pickups, - Natural
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Go Epi Like the Beatles Did!In 1964, The Beatles go Epi when George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney buy Epiphone Casinos (the Epiphone Casino is mostly associated with John Lennon). Paul uses his for the guitar solos on "Ticket To Ride." George's Casino, the only one of the three equipped with a Bigsby vibrato, plays the major-scale runs in "Hello Goodbye." All three Casinos are used on "All You Need Is Love."
The Epiphone Elitist '65 Casino, with its clarity and high level of responsiveness, will satisfy precision players who demand well-defined low and high tones. Designed for the professional musician, the Elitist '65 Casino from Epiphone combines over 125 years of instrument building experience and expertise with the finest materials. The result is an instrument of impeccable quality and beauty.
The Elitist '65 Casino Wood
At the heart of every great instrument is the wood itself. That's why every piece of wood used in the Elitist '65 Casino line is hand-selected. It is then slowly and painstakingly dried to perfection in custom kilns until it is at the ideal moisture content. The Elitist '65 Casino features 5-ply maple top, back, and sides.
The Elitist '65 Casino Neck
All Elitist necks are cut at a 14o grain orientation from one piece of wood for optimum strength, stability and tonal response. As with all great instruments, the necks are then carefully and individually fitted to the body using a hand-glued, dovetail neck joint. The Elitist '65 Casino has a 22 fret, 1-piece mahogany set neck with an rosewood fingerboard, which imparts a warm midrange sound.
The Elitist Pickups
All Elitist instruments are equipped with custom-wound pickups "Made in the USA" exclusively for Epiphone by Gibson Musical Instruments and feature such uncompromising features as:
- High Quality Cover Materials - All pickup covers use quality German silver with vintage Nickel or real 24K Gold finish.
- Vintage Braided, Shielded Wire - For authentic vintage look and tone with no noise.
- Full Wax Potting - Every pickup is potted in a special wax bath to insure that microphonic feedback due to internal vibration is eliminated. All covered models receive a second wax bath to further protect the pickup.
- Specially Made Magnets - All magnets are magnetized by Gibson to ensure the total reliability of each magnet's performance. Critical magnetic flux is maintained for the perfect combination of output without sacrificing tonal characteristics.
The Elitist Hardware
All Elitist instruments feature the finest hardware including precision Grover machine heads for precise tuning accuracy
The Art is in the Elitist Details
The Epiphone Elitist '65 Casino's appointments are nothing but the finest including real abalone and pearl Inlays, bone nuts and saddles, hand-rubbed finishes, USA strings, and goes through a meticulous adjustment and set-up.
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Reviewsbased on 2 reviews
Best Electric Guitar I've Ever Played
by Brian from Milwaukee, WII already own an American Standard Fender Stratocaster, but I decided to purchase an Epiphone Elitist Casino because I've always loved its sound on Beatles/McCartney records.
February 2, 2009
The second I... read more [+] plugged in the Epiphone, I suddenly realized that I'm not really a "Fender guy" after all. Everything about this guitar is better than I ever imagined. It has all the sounds I've always wanted -- but never got -- from my Strat.
The construction is also top-notch, but it's much less heavy than a Strat (which I like). I'm currently recording an album with Logic Studio, and the owner of a guitar shop once told me that I shouldn't get a Casino because it buzzes a lot around computer monitors.
Maybe he was talking about the cheaper models that are made in Korea, because the Elitist doesn't have any noise. On the other hand, my Strat will buzz near the computer depending on the position of the pickups.
I've never written a Sweetwater review before, but I felt obligated to put down my Epiphone Elitist Casino for a few minutes to let others know about this outstanding guitar. Now, back to the music... close [-]
One Great Guitar
by John Hofmann from West Valley, NY USAI just got my Casino Elitist the other day in the mail. I must say I've owned quite a few guitars in my lifetime Fenders, Grestch, and Gibsons. The price I paid for this guitar is really worth it. The... read more [+] action is close just like I like it. And I have just put a set of Elixir 10gauge lites. The tone quality of this guitar is outstanding I can go from a mild Jazz, to heavy metal and the sound I want is there. The guitar is light weight which is great for playing out. And with the P90's the tone is beautiful. I would highly recommend people to try this guitar. close [-]
April 2, 2008
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