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2011 Epiphone Casino "Inspired by John Lennon" issues

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I have recently been offered an Epiphone Casino Sunburst "Inspired by John Lennon" model made in 2011 at US$700? Is it really worth it? What are the major issues of this model? How is it compared to the Elitist model which i have searched all over the internet and the only way to get one is by EBay in Japan. What should i check before purchasing this guitar.

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Seven hundred is a lot for an Epi...

 

But the Casinos get more respect than most because of how much great music

was created and played on them. Good question, whether a used one is worth

that much. Me, I'd offer $500. If the seller got pissed, I wouldn't cry.

 

What I suggest is that you go where Epiphone guitars are sold, and try out a couple

of alternatives. Epiphone makes other semi hollow P-90 equipped guitars.

 

One of those is what I bought, when I decided I had to have a P-90 guitar.

I bought an Epiphone ES-339 P-90 pro. This is a smaller instrument than a Casino,

and I really like that. My ES-339 has become one of my favorite guitars.

 

I'm an old guy now, a Beatle fan. When I realized how many of my favorite songs

had been played by Lennon on his Epiphone Casino, I began to lust for one.

 

This was during the great 2015 Gibson bash-fest. There was so much negativity on

internet fora during those times, I grew impatient. I'm also a Gibson fan. The 2015

Gibson bashing was all bull-taco, as we know now, but it had some basis from the

player's POV. My response was to go hunting, and what I found was my excellent

Epiphone ES-339.

 

I highly recommend this model, and the other one I looked at during those times was

the Epiphone Casino Coupe. The Coupe is built on the same size body as the ES-339.

It's smaller and (for me) more comfortable to play. I really intended to buy an Epiphone

Casino Coupe. It has the same twin P-90 setup as the full size Casino, but the body

is about the size of a Les Paul, and about a pound lighter. It has the same neck.

 

The idea of getting the Casino sound on a smaller body and a lower price was very

appealing to me. The ES-339 was even less expensive. So I decided I didn't need to

get a Chinese or Japanese Copy of what John Lennon played. I went for a 21st century

version of this instrument, and I made the right choice. I played a Casino Coupe at two

different music stores when I was on my hunt, and loved the tone. You should see if you

can find one. A used one would cost half of what the "inspired Casino" demands.

 

...and give the same tone, and give an excellent feel. So this is a recommendation from

a fan of the same tones, who has owned his ES-339 P-90 pro since 2015 and is still

arse over teakettle in love with it.

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Seven hundred is a lot for an Epi...

 

But the Casinos get more respect than most because of how much great music

was created and played on them. Good question, whether a used one is worth

that much. Me, I'd offer $500. If the seller got pissed, I wouldn't cry.

 

What I suggest is that you go where Epiphone guitars are sold, and try out a couple

of alternatives. Epiphone makes other semi hollow P-90 equipped guitars.

 

One of those is what I bought, when I decided I had to have a P-90 guitar.

I bought an Epiphone ES-339 P-90 pro. This is a smaller instrument than a Casino,

and I really like that. My ES-339 has become one of my favorite guitars.

 

I'm an old guy now, a Beatle fan. When I realized how many of my favorite songs

had been played by Lennon on his Epiphone Casino, I began to lust for one.

 

This was during the great 2015 Gibson bash-fest. There was so much negativity on

internet fora during those times, I grew impatient. I'm also a Gibson fan. The 2015

Gibson bashing was all bull-taco, as we know now, but it had some basis from the

player's POV. My response was to go hunting, and what I found was my excellent

Epiphone ES-339.

 

I highly recommend this model, and the other one I looked at during those times was

the Epiphone Casino Coupe. The Coupe is built on the same size body as the ES-339.

It's smaller and (for me) more comfortable to play. I really intended to buy an Epiphone

Casino Coupe. It has the same twin P-90 setup as the full size Casino, but the body

is about the size of a Les Paul, and about a pound lighter. It has the same neck.

 

The idea of getting the Casino sound on a smaller body and a lower price was very

appealing to me. The ES-339 was even less expensive. So I decided I didn't need to

get a Chinese or Japanese Copy of what John Lennon played. I went for a 21st century

version of this instrument, and I made the right choice. I played a Casino Coupe at two

different music stores when I was on my hunt, and loved the tone. You should see if you

can find one. A used one would cost half of what the "inspired Casino" demands.

 

...and give the same tone, and give an excellent feel. So this is a recommendation from

a fan of the same tones, who has owned his ES-339 P-90 pro since 2015 and is still

arse over teakettle in love with it.

 

Would you prefer and spend US$2,100 in an Epiphone Casino Elitist?

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