Epiphone Casino - Cherry

Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Maple Top, Back, and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Single-coil Pickups - Cherry
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Capture Classic Beatles Guitar Tones with the Casino

The Epiphone Casino hollowbody electric guitar is most famous for the time it spent in the hands of the Beatles. The band used it to great success on many of their hits, and now, later generations are discovering the allure of the Casino. The hollow maple body gives you a sound that's warm yet snappy, and the slim mahogany neck is comfortable for anything from riffing to rhythm. But the real magic happens in the iconic dog ear P-90 pickups. They offer up classic jangle when you pick clean, but have an unmistakable bark when you hit them hard. Conjure classic Beatle sound and a whole lot more with the Epiphone Casino!

Epiphone Casino Hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Incredible hollowbody tone
  • Classic electronics provide a remarkable, versatile tone
  • 1960s SlimTaper "D" neck profile for smooth playability
Incredible hollowbody tone

With its maple back, top, and sides, the Casino is primed for any style of music. From blues to jazz to rock and beyond, the maple body offers tones that are bright and snappy, but not harsh. Pair that with the set mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard - which bring a touch of thickness and warmth to the tone - and you've got a well-balanced instrument for any genre.

Classic P-90 pickups deliver tonal versatility

A pair of single-coil P-90 pickups are the engine that drives the power of the Casino. P-90 pickups are unique, as they sparkle and shimmer when you pick gently, but they can get mean when you really lean into them. This puts you a myriad of tones at your disposal, including the patented Beatles jangle that was so prevalent across many of their classic tunes.

1960s SlimTaper "D" neck profile for smooth playability

The 1960s SlimTaper "D" neck profile is designed for fast and smooth playability. Thinner than '50s-style necks, this neck profile stays out of the way for fast leads while still being comfortable for rhythm playing. These are just a couple of reasons that the SlimTaper neck is still a favorite with many guitarists, including many here at Sweetwater.

Epiphone Casino Hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Maple body and mahogany neck provide incredible hollowbody tone
  • P-90 pickups provide a wide variety of tones
  • 1960s SlimTaper "D" neck profile provides fast and smooth playability
Beatles tones and much more with Epiphone's Casino hollowbody electric guitar!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Hollowbody
Body Shape Casino
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Laminated Maple
Top Material Laminated Maple
Color Cherry
Body Finish Urethane
Neck Material Mahogany, Set
Scale Length 24.75"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Parallelograms
Number of Frets 22
Nut Width 1.68"
Bridge/Tailpiece Tune-o-matic/Trapeze
Tuners Chrome Tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup AlNiCo V P-90 Single-coil
Bridge Pickup AlNiCo V P-90 Single-coil
Controls 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-way switch
Strings (.010-.046)
Manufacturer Part Number ETCACHCH1

Customer Reviews

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Very pleased

Yes my new Epiphone Casino in "Cherry" is wonderful. I am Very pleased with this instrument in every way and on every level. It reminds me of the expensive Gibson ES-335 that I once played. Except the actual playability of my Casino is superior. Go figure! The Casino is so well made that she is actually a pleasure to just hold and look at. Now add to that she is an excellent guitar to play upon and the tone is just about perfect for me. The tone is the best reason to purchase the Casino. The fit and finish is without any flaw's and the Cherry color is deep and evenly applied. The intonation and set up is correct and the action is low but without any string buzz. How's that for a worth while consideration in making a new guitar purchase. She is an excellent instrument that I would purchase again if anything ever happens to her. I also purchased the case to keep her protected. The strings are not heavy ga. and because of that they are easy to play upon for hours at a time. The electronics are excellent and I trust that they will last a very long time. The pup's sound good too! I like the white inlays in the finger board and they did a perfect job of installing them. They will never bother my fingers and they will never come out. She stay's in tune and only changes in temperature effect the string tension and thus the pitch. But that is unavoidable for any stringed instrument. The tuners are good looking and easy to turn as well. The hollowbody produces a good tone and that was my only concern. Rest assured you can play the Casino unplugged and enjoy the tone and volume it has. Is it as loud as a fully acoustic guitar with a deeper body? No it is not. But I actually prefer the volume she has more than a louder guitar when playing alone. If I am playing along with others, well that's what the P-90's are for. I feel this is a very versatile instrument and she can get you there. The thin hollowbody design is extremely comfortable to hold and play upon. I like the larger overall size of the Casino because it's large enough to not slip around on my lap, nor do I need to crouch down as I play. For me at least these are important considerations. I recommend Joseph Seccu as your sales engineer because he is knowledgeable and an easy going man who will work for you in achieving customer satisfaction. Tha's a good thing in my book!

Sweet Out Of The Box

I really love this classic guitar like so many others have commented. I can only imagine why the Beatles, under Brian Epstein's recommendation, that they use this guitar so extensively beginning around 1964-1965 to write their music. My theory is that it's acoustic sound qualities/convenience are such that it inspired them to write/compose songs without amplification (jamming) and then translate it to an electric live performance using the same guitar. It's basically a shallow body acoustic guitar with P90's attached to it.

Big Bang For Your Buck

I did not expect this guitar to be as fine as it is for the price I paid! It is my new favorite! It sounds great played through my antique 1968 Ampeg amp. Sweetwater did a great job making sure the guitar was setup and ready to play right out of the box. The guitar was in perfect tune! The Epiphone Casino is not a top shelf model but it's not cheap either and it plays great!

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Get the Vintage Beatles vibe and buy one of these Casino's. They ordered three of them back in the 60's, and used them a lot on their later stuff. Remember the rooftop? This newest product sounds and plays great and you can't beat the price. You won't be disappointed. I use mine along with my Vox AC30C2X. Get Back with a Sweetwater deal.

Epiphone Casino - Cherry

Great value, great sound.
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