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339-sized Casino in works?

#1 User is offline   tonematter 

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 08:41 PM

http://www.epiphone....-Interview.aspx

Is Akers holding a 339-sized Casino in this picture? Sure looks like it.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 03:58 AM

really interesting read....thanks!
looks like a 339 sized Cassie to me.....i'd sure love to have 1 !!
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:34 AM

If this is real, this would be my new "must have".
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 05:41 AM

Looking at the picture, it's either a 339 size body, or...Richard Akers is actually 8 feet tall. I wouldn't rule out just yet (possibly a former NBA player that Epiphone lured away) and everything would look small around him. Or maybe the pic was photoshopped and isn't in scale. Although the 339 theory does seem to have the edge...

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 06:39 AM

Good article, excited to see what they bring out this year. I'm praying for a non reverse firebird!

That is definitely a. 339 sized casino, can tell by the neck size compared to the body. I'm sure it will be hugely popular as the 339's are very popular on here alone!

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:18 AM

And the pic in the interview shows him holding some sort of Noel Gallagher Union Jack Sheraton...looks more like Noel's did rather than the supernova.

I like the idea of these scaled down hollow bodies but being 6ft 3" they look a little small on me! I'd like to try one though.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:51 AM

View Postjonny_2_owls, on 12 May 2013 - 07:18 AM, said:

And the pic in the interview shows him holding some sort of Noel Gallagher Union Jack Sheraton...looks more like Noel's did rather than the supernova.

I like the idea of these scaled down hollow bodies but being 6ft 3" they look a little small on me! I'd like to try one though.


Try 6"5" mate! I know what u mean. I'm a fan of big guitars and that's not just cos of my size, that's what's put me off the 339 to be honest. If I'm getting a hollow body I want a full sized body.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:05 AM

IF anything I would say it is more likely to be Epiphone's version of the Gibson ES-390 (with p90s instead of the mini humbuckers)
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View Posttonematter, on 11 May 2013 - 08:41 PM, said:

http://www.epiphone....-Interview.aspx

Is Akers holding a 339-sized Casino in this picture? Sure looks like it.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:23 AM

View PostJasonG, on 12 May 2013 - 09:05 AM, said:

IF anything I would say it is more likely to be Epiphone's version of the Gibson ES-390 (with p90s instead of the mini humbuckers)
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Agree, the neck doesn't go deep enough into the body like a casino.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:30 AM

View Postlengle1981, on 12 May 2013 - 09:23 AM, said:

Agree, the neck doesn't go deep enough into the body like a casino.

That was my first reaction too, but it is probably more difficult to set the neck deep with the smaller body. Note the parallelogram inlays and white pickguard. I wonder if it's full hollow.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:36 AM

I love the idea, but I'd certainly want to hear how it sounds in comparison to a casino.

I really really really want a blue burst Gary Clark Jr casino if they make some though, so it may not matter what else they put out.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:37 AM

View PostGunner, on 12 May 2013 - 09:30 AM, said:

That was my first reaction too, but it is probably more difficult to set the neck deep with the smaller body. Note the parallelogram inlays and white pickguard. I wonder if it's full hollow.


I did think the same also as the neck would be too wide on the small body if it went deeper into the body

Does anyone know when epi usually release details for new products?

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:44 AM

Well, if it's for real, it's a good move, imo. I've wanted a scaled-down Casino - 339 or Midtown sized - to happen, but didn't think it would be a priority. I thought we'd see an Epi 390 before a shrunken Casino.

And since the Casino is sort of Epi's flagship model, it makes sense to start branching out on its iconic hold, beyond the obvious Beatles connection or Dwightedness. Not everyone thinks they need two Casinos, but if this scaled-down 339-sized Casino comes out, they are probably going to want it as well.

A nice evolution here (though some might argue that the guitar is 'devolving' if it's getting smaller).

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:21 PM

View Posttonematter, on 11 May 2013 - 08:41 PM, said:

http://www.epiphone....-Interview.aspx

Is Akers holding a 339-sized Casino in this picture? Sure looks like it.

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This looks like the Epi version of an ES-390 [thumbup] SWEET!

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:08 PM

View Postjonny_2_owls, on 12 May 2013 - 07:18 AM, said:

I like the idea of these scaled down hollow bodies but being 6ft 3" they look a little small on me! I'd like to try one though.


I know what you mean, I'm 6' 5" and little guitars look kind of silly on me.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 05:18 PM

View PostBluemans335, on 12 May 2013 - 04:08 PM, said:

I know what you mean, I'm 6' 5" and little guitars look kind of silly on me.


I'm the same height. Think that's just probably us tall folk thinking that we look daft though dont ya think? Or maybe i do look stupid after all these years thinkin i dont ha. Lucky for me I'm a semi hollow man all the way, apart from I have a soft spot for sg's!

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:46 PM

View Postjonny_2_owls, on 12 May 2013 - 07:18 AM, said:

And the pic in the interview shows him holding some sort of Noel Gallagher Union Jack Sheraton...looks more like Noel's did rather than the supernova.


His is missing the edge paint work that Noel's had:

http://www.flickr.co...ary/7772972760/

If they do bring this union jack sheraton out this year it'll be frustrating they still can't get it perfect!

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 03:34 AM

View Postindiekiduk, on 12 May 2013 - 08:46 PM, said:

His is missing the edge paint work that Noel's had:

http://www.flickr.co...ary/7772972760/

If they do bring this union jack sheraton out this year it'll be frustrating they still can't get it perfect!


Yeah I noticed that. I can't see myself with a Union Jack guitar though but back in the day I'd have loved one ha.

Looking forward to seeing what new lines they bring out. Do they usually release details of new models in the summer?

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 03:57 AM

Thanks but no thanks... <_<

I'm 6' and will retain my ES 330 if that's OK...

I do, however, occasionally play a Pignose micro guitar through a Marshall stack for comedic effect... [thumbup]

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 10:19 AM

Looks like a shortscale Casino to me... The neck join is irrelevant considering they have joined the neck in different places depending on where they were made (USA/Japan/Korea/China)

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