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Jack Fossett

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  1. Thanks, Jack. After 50+ years as an acoustic player, I took the dive and bought a Casino Coupe. I couldn't resist that wine red finish. It remains to be seen what Music I will make with it, but your demo sure gives me some ideas.


    Glad you enjoyed the demo! Congratulations on the new guitar.

  2. Thanks Jack. Great video. I have a Casino, and tried the Coupe, but found the small body a bit out of proportion for me.


    Thank you!

    I definitely think there's a place for each -- responses have been pretty mixed, and I can see how either could fit many different players better. I personally like both. The coupe is great for sitting and playing, and sometimes the slight added punchiness translates better in recording. But the big open richness and traditional look of the original are hard to beat.

  3. Hey All!

    I'm new to the Gibson forum, have been posting in Epiphone for a while (Casino enthusiast).


    Anyway, I wanted to share this with everyone - recently got a 2011 Gibson ES335 which I converted to late 1958 specs (sort of) with an elongated pickguard, Grover Tulip Tuners, a Tone Man Guitar custom 50s wiring harness with vintage Russian PIO Caps and Porter Anthem PAFs with nickel covers. Into my Marshall JTM45 Bluesbreaker (bright channel), and using a Keeley Hooke Reverb as well as a Keeley Katana Blues Drive ~



    I have a nice little collection of Gibsons including an SG/Les Paul Custom, 2 Les Pauls, 4 other SGs, a Firebird V and several Epi Casinos. Will definitely share more if you're all interested!




  4. Hey all

    As a Casino enthusiast, I've done several comparison videos, and my latest is a shootout between the Standard & Coupe. Hope you all enjoy! And hope its helpful if any of you are on the fence as to witch one you'll buy. Personally I think they're both great guitars.



    I also previously did a shootout between the Casino & Elitist Casino, which I've shared before, but just in case you missed it:



    I also currently own a 339 Pro, so I'm planning a shootout between the 339 & Coupe, very soon.


    Cheers All!


  5. that was your video , Jack??

    wow...I came across it this past weekend....really enjoyed it..even forwarded it to another Casino fan.

    ....I had just "rediscovered" the CASINO this weekend...after leaving it in the case for months. I had gone thru a "metal phase" a Dean V and Dean Z that I have....I was gonna sell the Casino to a drummer I know..who loved the sound...but after a week I let him use it...he said he didn't like the neck...and didn't "connect" with it. I brought it back home. Cranked it thru my Marshall...and HOLY MOSES!....I forgot what a great sound this had!...I emailed the drummer and said..THANKS for not buying it..WTF was I thinking! I had a love fest for couple hours with the Casino. A natural color , 2005 model that I got used w/ case at Guitar Center last July for $429. Nothing sounds like it. That's when I was doing a search and came across your excellent video!. Thanks for posting!


    Yes, that was mine - thanks for the kind words! Sometimes I forget how much I like the Casinos. Everytime I plug them in I get the same reaction, its like I "rediscover it" every time I play it again.


    I posted this one in another thread, but for any of you interested, I also did a new video comparing the standard Casino with the Elitist Casino - the tuners on the Elitist are different and there were some pickguard changes, but the guitars wiring, pickup & tonally are exactly as you'd get them at a store:


    Thanks again!


  6. Thanks everyone! Glad you're all enjoying it.


    The Standard definitely holds its own, its a great guitar. The tone of the Elitist is slightly darker and woodier, and has a touch more liveliness, but overall they're both excellent. The other thing you'll tend to get with the Elitist is higher quality wood (the back of the guitar, which I didn't video tape, is stunning) and the Grover tuners, better quality electronic, etc. Plus the purple plush case lining!


    I wouldn't sell or trade either of these guitars though, and I've used them both in the studio, they both stack up against guitars that cost 2/3 times as much.




  7. Hey folks!

    Said I'd do this a while back, and here it is! A back to back shootout between my Standard Casino and Elitist Casino -






    PS - the guitars pickups & wiring are stock - I took the pickguard off the standard, and on the Elitist I changed the pickguard to a black one, plus swapped out the grovers for grover locking.

  8. What fuzz were you using for the Gary Clarke Jnr. sound, out of interest? Didn't get to see the whole video due to lack of signal / streaming.


    Vick Audio Midnight Sun Fuzz - to my ear its sort of a cross between a Colorsound Fuzz Box and a Tone Bender. Really cool blend between modern and vintage fuzz tones.

  9. Thanks everyone! Glad you're enjoying the demo - I love this guitar.


    I'm planning on shooting an Elitist vs. Standard video coming up in the next month or two, I'll share that one once its up. Two of my favorites and I've honestly never once played them back to back - if I ever use a Casino in the studio or live I tend to only bring one, so it will be an interesting endeavor!


    Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!


  10. Hey folks

    I'm new to this forum! Been a Gibson and Epiphone player for years


    Two of my favorites are my two Casinos which are a standard and elitist - both excellent instruments. I just finished off a video demo of the Standard, and did a demo of the Elitist as well which I'll post later -




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