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On 2/3/2020 at 11:16 AM, mihcmac said:

I like the look of the new Casino. It may be too pricey for some Epiphone customers, but the Elite Casino always sold out.

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Think this is the first time for the Casino to have this headstock.

Other than the headstock, that looks just like mine. Love the P-90's 

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I removed my pick guard though. Looks better.
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I love the Mini HB's in my Gibson Firebird VII!

My Sweetwater Rep says mid June - July for USA Casino.... I'm getting anxious!

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So... these were a dud then? It seems that now in July, they're not only not availble, but no mention of them anymore... I'm guessing Gibson changed their mind...?

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Casino's were duds? When was that? The cheap Asian kinda is.. But mainly because of the horrible Asian Pickups! Easily remedied though..

All the others have been Limited Editions & all Sold Out easily. The '65's, Elites. Elitist's, IBJL's, 60th Anniv. & Gary Clark Jr. Blak n Blu are outstanding versatile Guitars..

 In the Used Market many are Selling for equal or higher Prices than they were New...

The Pandemic has definitely altered everything. 

A USA Casino & a USA ES335 would be the perfect complimenting pair of Electric Archtops....

I hope they are still planning to build them....

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What I like about mine is that if you want to practice unplugged late at night, it sounds like an Acoustic guitar.  I am deaf without ny hearing aids,  I can't hear a solid body guitar unplugged without my aids but I can hear my Casino good enough without them and it doesn't seem to bother Deb who is sleeping in the other room. 

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On 7/11/2020 at 1:09 PM, KSeton said:

So... these were a dud then? It seems that now in July, they're not only not availble, but no mention of them anymore... I'm guessing Gibson changed their mind...?

The sales rep I reached out to a couple weeks back mentioned that we're looking at a September release date at this point. 

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My Sales Rep said, June or July.. Here it is August... I'm starting to lose interest... I already have some great Casinos.. Just wanted a USA...

I can wait until they're readily available or a nice Used one... 

Meanwhile, I'm thinking about another Gretsch....  A G-6120EC Eddie Cochran, G-6122 GH-VS George Harrison or a G-6136-59 LTV White Falcon... They're all available...

 

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3 hours ago, Larsongs said:

My Sales Rep said, June or July.. Here it is August... I'm starting to lose interest... I already have some great Casinos.. Just wanted a USA...

I can wait until they're readily available or a nice Used one... 

Meanwhile, I'm thinking about another Gretsch....  A G-6120EC Eddie Cochran, G-6122 GH-VS George Harrison or a G-6136-59 LTV White Falcon... They're all available...

 

I love Gretsch.  I have a red Streamliner semi hollow. It's my biggest guitar so far. 

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10 hours ago, Retired said:

I love Gretsch.  I have a red Streamliner semi hollow. It's my biggest guitar so far. 

I've heard those are pretty cool!

I have one of the early G-5120's that's pretty nice... I recently got the George Harrison Duo Jet. Beautiful Guitar! I love the Dyna Sonic Pickups!

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16 hours ago, Larsongs said:

I've heard those are pretty cool!

I have one of the early G-5120's that's pretty nice... I recently got the George Harrison Duo Jet. Beautiful Guitar! I love the Dyna Sonic Pickups!

My first guitar at 13 was a Gretsch silver jet.  It was metallic, actually a sparkle metal flake silver anyway.  I played it all the time. 

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You gotta love the classic Gretsch sound but the current incarnation of the brand is confusing to me. 
 

I am consistently appalled by the quality (or lack thereof) of the Electromatic line and from there it’s like a $6K jump to the next model. In my experience it is incredibly rare to find a current production high end Gretsch in a music store. 
 

With that said their high end products seem to garner positive reviews. Our member Retrosurfer got a beautiful mint green Gretsch and I seem to remember him saying it was his most played guitar. And he has a considerable collection 

 

The US Casino surely must be delayed by covid-19. I’m sure it is still coming 

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1 hour ago, Dub-T-123 said:

In my experience it is incredibly rare to find a current production high end Gretsch in a music store. 

 

Cream City Music, Milwaukee Wisconsin.  They have a tonne of them.  I've stunk up a bunch of 'em every time I visit.

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On 8/8/2020 at 7:04 PM, Dub-T-123 said:

You gotta love the classic Gretsch sound but the current incarnation of the brand is confusing to me. 
 

I am consistently appalled by the quality (or lack thereof) of the Electromatic line and from there it’s like a $6K jump to the next model. In my experience it is incredibly rare to find a current production high end Gretsch in a music store. 
 

With that said their high end products seem to garner positive reviews. Our member Retrosurfer got a beautiful mint green Gretsch and I seem to remember him saying it was his most played guitar. And he has a considerable collection 

 

The US Casino surely must be delayed by covid-19. I’m sure it is still coming 

You having problems waiting on Epiphone too? I just checked on mine today and was told it was never ordered.  

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GEARNEWS Article... Epiphone USA Casino and more coming..... 

 The USA Casino ready to order at American Music Supply for $2699.00 ...... Expected Jan 12 2021.

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and the Exclusive run Epiphone ES335 for $549 at American Music.... Expected Dec 10 2020.

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New Style Headstock at MusicZoo Epiphone ES335 in-stock for $549 Vintage Sunburst.

New Style Headstock in MusicZoo New Arrivals Epiphone ES339 in-stock for $499.

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