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#1 User is offline   Larrydata 

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 12:08 PM

Hi Folks,

I'm doing some Lennon-style work on my Epi Casino and would like to get a vintage-style 2-screw hole truss rod cover. I would love to buy one from Epiphone, but I've heard that they don't sell them as parts.

Does anyone make reproductions? My current cover has three holes and it just doesn't look right.

Vintage ones are quite pricey. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks!

Larry
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Posted 23 April 2019 - 12:37 PM

View PostLarrydata, on 23 April 2019 - 12:08 PM, said:

Hi Folks,

I'm doing some Lennon-style work on my Epi Casino and would like to get a vintage-style 2-screw hole truss rod cover. I would love to buy one from Epiphone, but I've heard that they don't sell them as parts.

Does anyone make reproductions? My current cover has three holes and it just doesn't look right.

Vintage ones are quite pricey. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks!

Larry


If your Casino is built like most epiphones, the cavity below the truss rod cover likely extends all the way to the back of the nut so there's no wood to screw the lower cover screw into. Also, a two-hole cover won't completely cover up the cavity. I suppose it would be easy enough to glue in some wood to make it work but your truss rod adjustment would be buried in the process.
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Posted 23 April 2019 - 01:43 PM

You might be able to custom order an Epi two-hole TRC from someone who makes aftermarket pickguards & TRCs, such as Terrapin Guitars. Typically for such orders, you need to provide the exact dimensions.

Personally, I have not seen anyone from common outlets, such as E-bay or Reverb, selling a two-hole cover on a regular basis.

This post has been edited by bobouz: 23 April 2019 - 01:44 PM

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 05:34 PM

View PostLarrydata, on 23 April 2019 - 12:08 PM, said:

Hi Folks,

I'm doing some Lennon-style work on my Epi Casino and would like to get a vintage-style 2-screw hole truss rod cover. I would love to buy one from Epiphone, but I've heard that they don't sell them as parts.

Does anyone make reproductions? My current cover has three holes and it just doesn't look right.

Vintage ones are quite pricey. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks!

Larry

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 06:29 AM

Thank you folks....you have been very helpful. Much appreciated.

Larry
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Posted 24 April 2019 - 07:21 AM

Just curious, did you take off your three hole cover and verify that the two hole version will work?
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Posted 24 April 2019 - 02:35 PM

View PostYorgle, on 24 April 2019 - 07:21 AM, said:

Just curious, did you take off your three hole cover and verify that the two hole version will work?

Even if no wood is present directly above the channel at the nut, I've seen examples where the owner secured the TRC by the top screw only, and then put a short screw with a clip on the bottom that did not mount to anything (to complete the visual effect).

If the flat base of the TRC rests evenly against the nut, the top screw will be sufficient to hold it in place.
> Gibsons: '22 "A" Mandolin / '66 ES 125T / '66 Epi FT-45n Cortez (B-25) / '90 Tennessean
'00 J-100 Xtra / '02 J-45 Rosewood / '02 SG Faded-moon / '07 CJ-165ec / '09 ES 339
'10 ES 330L / '11 ES 335-P90s / '12 ES 330 VOS / '12 LP Special / '12 J-185
'13 LG2-AE / '13 Midtown Kalamazoo / '14 J-15 / '15 J-50 CS
> Epiphones: '00 AIUSA-John Lee Hooker 1964 Sheraton / '05 McCartney 1964 Texan (Terada)
'09 Elitist 1965 Casino / > Ibanez: '81 M-340 / > Breedlove: '10 American Series OO Mandolin
> Guilds: '73 F-30R / '74 F-40 / '76 G-37 / '92 D-6 / '94 JF-30 / '97 Starfire / '14 Savoy A-150b
> Martins: '00 OOO-16 / '01 Custom Rosewood Dreadnought
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Posted 24 April 2019 - 05:42 PM

It doesn't look right??

Man, you obviously pay way more attention
to the trc the than I do.
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Posted 24 April 2019 - 07:34 PM

View Postbrad1, on 24 April 2019 - 05:42 PM, said:

It doesn't look right??

Man, you obviously pay way more attention
to the trc the than I do.


Iím trying to match Lennonís Casino, mostly for fun. The TR cover is one of the simple things you can do.

Larry
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