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The one on the left is a 2010 Elitist, the one on the right is a 2005 made in Korea "standard".

 

Give us a critique of the Elitist Gibby P90s vs the Epi P90s in the Korean. That is a well kept secret as to what are the differences between the two very similar pickup sets. Which has the more manageable feedback? Which has the better vintage jangle and growl. Is one better at rythem and the other better at lead? Does one set have a higher output? Does one set lack in any way? You have two Casinos-why did you buy the second? Which did you buy first? Very very few people own both manufacturers P90s in a Casino. You may be the only person who can really answer these questions. Maybe do a thread and a detailed review one day please.

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Cherry or natural for me.

 

I wish Fender, Gibson and Epiphone would send their guys to Heritage in Kalamazoo and Ibanez for lessons on how to make a sunburst. Gads, DARK brown / almost black and orange are so Halloweenie :-)

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Give us a critique of the Elitist Gibby P90s vs the Epi P90s in the Korean. That is a well kept secret as to what are the differences between the two very similar pickup sets. Which has the more manageable feedback? Which has the better vintage jangle and growl. Is one better at rythem and the other better at lead? Does one set have a higher output? Does one set lack in any way? You have two Casinos-why did you buy the second? Which did you buy first? Very very few people own both manufacturers P90s in a Casino. You may be the only person who can really answer these questions. Maybe do a thread and a detailed review one day please.

 

I think the acoustic properties of the two are so different they'd overwhelm the differences in the pickups. Acoustically the Elitist has a much richer tone than the Standard. It carries over to when they're plugged in. The Standard is much better for 60';s pop/rock while the Elitist is much better at jazz and blues. I got the Standard first, picked up the Elitist with the intent of selling the Standard, figuring that the Elitist would sound enough the same that it would make the Standard redundant. It doesn't and I can't see getting rid of either, although if I did it would probably be the Elitist. The Standard had some electrical issues that where cleared up by changing out the switch and jack to Switchcraft.

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In 1964, a Gibson 335 in cherry cost more than the sunburst. More importantly, it was further backordered by months. It took me nearly a year to receive my sunburst model, and I immediately loved it.

 

My Elitist Byrdland, Sheraton, and Casino are all sunburst (as is my Joe Pass Emperor MIK), and I don't regret my choices. In recent years, cherry finishes have started looking like candy apples to me. And for the Casino, cherry (and turquoise!) don't seem at all natural to me.

 

Just my tastes. Go with what you think looks best.

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When I decided I wanted a Casino, My 1st choice of color was the sunburst (like McCartney), followed by the natural (Lennonish). Red was my least favorite, it looked like a tomato. I NEVER mail order guitars. They are like wives, you have to check them out individually!. At the local store, there was a sunburst Casino that I tried out, but it did not play great and the sound was a bit dead. As I hung it back on the wall, I saw Ruby. She was glowing with this beautiful wood grain beneath her red finish. I picked her up and strummed a chord that I can only describe as "Angelic Chime". A little fret work, gotoh bridge, Bigsby etc. and Ruby is Magical.

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I have 2... a 2003 MIK / Peerless in cherry - or tomato...

 

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And a 2013 Elitist in Vintage Sunburst...

 

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I am selling a lot of my guitars because I went a little crazy buying them, but the Casinos are staying.

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