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What color on your casino?

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Because iof GAS I have been looking at pictures of old and new casinos. And I can't decide if I like natural, cherry or sunburst most. They all look good. What's the color of your casino? Or what do you like most? If I should pick one today I probably would have gone with a natural. Very cool vintage look.

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Vintage sunburst because I couldn't get / afford / not willing to pay for an original 1964 with Iced Tea burst and my playing is no where good enough to warrant it and I'm not a guitar collector.

 

The naturals I've seen I've not liked at all and cherry doesn't do it for me either, haha.

 

Really pleased with the VS.

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Sunburst, even though it's probably my least favorite finish/color. I already have a natural Dot, and a cherry red Guild Starfire IV, so the sunburst was the iconic look I felt I needed. See avatar.

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I have a 2014 Casino Coupe in Natural, and I'm very pleased with the finish, looks better in person than photos. However it might depend on what other guitars you own, I personally like to have a variety of colors but some folks enjoy consistency.

 

Ken

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I have a red telecaster, a white strat and a black Es-335 so .... Sunburst, cherry or natural is all ok as long as they want to play:) depends on what color is imported to Norway. And the price. Looks like the natural is less expensive. And pretty:)

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I like the Naturals myself, and nice collection Tweed!! [thumbup]

Oh, it doesn't stop there.....Thanks.

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Oh, it doesn't stop there.....Thanks.

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That FT-Texan acoustic there really looks like it could use a black guard on it.

 

Not saying that cause it's your thing (which is quite cool), but I actually think it would look better.

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Don't have a Casino, and likely won't, but if I was, VERY good chance it would have to be the sunburst.

 

And a lot of that is because not only is it one of my favorite looks, the way Epi's are with the shade going along the whole body, but also, unique to these and not found on a lot of others.

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That FT-Texan acoustic there really looks like it could use a black guard on it.

 

Not saying that cause it's your thing (which is quite cool), but I actually think it would look better.

Funny you should mention that, one was ordered, last week, for it. The Texan was the only guitar without a black guard. Quite the eye for detail there, Mr Stein.

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That FT-Texan acoustic there really looks like it could use a black guard on it.

 

Not saying that cause it's your thing (which is quite cool), but I actually think it would look better.

It is funny that I've ended up going for this "formula" on guitars. I'm sure that I've missed out on a few really great guitars, only because they don't comply. Could be the beginning of mental disorder......

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.....Quite the eye for detail there, Mr Stein.

Detail?! DETAIL!?!?

 

No where else could a guy see as many guitars with the same "motif", it's never been done.

 

I've never seen so many in one place. Ever.

 

SOME of those were never made with the color combo. I guess there's detail for ya.

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It is funny that I've ended up going for this "formula" on guitars. I'm sure that I've missed out on a few really great guitars, only because they don't comply. Could be the beginning of mental disorder......

 

 

I have a similar affinity for black guitars and have made some mistakes on guitars for following this rule. I didn't need this casino but I couldn't resist and have not been disappointed. Traded a Gibson Faded DC in black for it. P90 for P90.

 

Nice collection you have there.

 

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Even my mandolin is black.

 

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I like both the burst and natural (and John Lennon) so I bought one of each. First one I bought was the burst, so I guess I like that color better.

 

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I'm not looking for a third Casino, but, man, the color of the Gary Clark Jr. models is very nice:

 

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I prefer the sunburst finish. I even prefer the type sunburst on Casinos in preference to ES-335s because of the spread of light & dark. Its different on all the ones I have seen so far anyway.

 

However, I have a Cherry Casino Coupe, simply because the shop only had a Cherry in stock that day and it happened to be a particularly good player. I would much rather buy a good guitar immediately. Had I waited for another I might not have liked it so much; and while waiting, the good Cherry one would likely be sold.

 

All 3 finishes are great. The natural looks best when on the stand, but appears larger in use due to its hue. The cherry is the most eye catching, and the sunburst enhances the Casino shape so well.

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Both of mine a sunburst so I guess that's my choice:

 

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Both bursts are so different. What models are they? I notice the necks join the bodies at different places.

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