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!