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Hollow Body/Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar from Epiphone belonging to the Casino series

Epiphone is bringing back the first Casino in celebration of it's 50th anniversary - the "1961" Casino.

Introduced in 1961, the original Casino had features that were never offered beyond that first year. These include the pre-Gibson era triangle metal logo badge on the headstock, “Dot” fingerboard inlays, a blank two-ply “bullet” truss rod cover, a tortoise-colored pickguard with foil “E”, and black dog-ear P-90 pickups.

Epiphone has reproduced these features for a retro look not found on Casinos produced after 1961. Other details includes the"burst" patterns on front and back, a neck joint at the 16th fret (instead of the 17th), Wilkinson Vintage-Style tuners with white buttons, and the rectangle “blue label” inside the sound hole.
Since the original Casinos incorporated parts and electronics from the Gibson factory, the 1961 Anniversary Casino has followed the same philosophy. Epiphone has recreated the original black P90s using a Gibson USA P-90R dog-ear pickup for rhythm and a Gibson USA P-90T at the bridge. They also feature vintage two-conductor, braided, shielded wiring and black plastic covers. Other electronics include a Switchcraft 3-way toggle and 1/4" output jack.
The body is made of 5-layer Maple/Birch with a solid Mahogany SlimTaper neck attached using the mortise and tenon neck joint hand-fitted and glued to the body using TiteBond glue. Hardware includes a tune-o-matic bridge and either a Trapeze tailpiece or Epiphone’s new reissue of the original Tremotone vibrato. Epiphone is only making a total of 1,961 Anniversary Casinos.
Specs:
  • 5-layer Maple/Birch body with correct “burst” patterns on front and back
  • Mahogany neck with SlimTaper profile
  • Gibson USA P-90R dog-ear rhythm and Gibson USA P-90T bridge pickups
  • Locktone Tune-o-matic bridge with Trapeze tailpiece or Epiphone’s new reissue of the original Tremotone vibrato
  • Wilkinson Vintage-Style tuners
  • MSRP: $1332 (Royal Tan with Trapeze Tailpiece), $1332 (Vintage Sunburst with Trapeze Tailpiece), $1415 (Vintage Sunburst with Tremotone)

For more information: Gibson
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