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Where were the Beatle's Epiphone Casinos made? China? America?

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They were made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, by Gibson.

Gibson bought the Epiphone brand name and some of their manufacturing tooling and parts inventory in 1957, and began making Epiphone branded guitars shortly after in the Gibson factory on Parsons street, and later an adjacent building. At first, these were Gibson-derived instruments (basically rebadged Gibsons or new models based closely on existing Gibson designs, as opposed to the models Epiphone had been making in New York and Philadelphia when they were located there). The Casino, for instance, shared the top, back, and rims of the Gibson ES-335, and had Gibson P-90 pick ups; The Sheraton was a near copy of the ES-335, but with some cosmetic differences. Later, Gibson would introduce some solid bodied Epiphones of unique design, like the Crestwood.

In 1970, Epiphone production was moved from the United States to Japan, and later South Korea, Indonesia, and China,  and even Czechoslovakia. 

In 1984, Gibson moved from Kalamazoo to Nashville, TN.

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14 hours ago, Red 333 said:

The Casino, for instance, shared the top, back, and rims of the Gibson ES-335, and had Gibson P-90 pick ups

 

Just a quickie correction Red - I'm sure you meant to say fully hollow ES-330.

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6 hours ago, bobouz said:

 

Just a quickie correction Red - I'm sure you meant to say fully hollow ES-330.

Well, I meant the Casino, rather than being a design of the Epiphone company that pre-dated Epiphone's purchase by Gibson, was made from parts of the Gibson ES-335 (the 335 being the first guitar to have that shape body), and it had its top, back, and sides (but not its center block). The Sheraton (and Riviera) on the other hand had the center block. But yes, you are right, the ES-330 was the Gibson equivalent, being fully hollow. I just meant that the ES-335 was the grandaddy of Gibson/Epiphone thinline semihollow doublecuts. I probably needlessly complicated my original answer.

 

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On ‎4‎/‎5‎/‎2020 at 1:00 AM, Rocketman2000 said:

Does anyone know where were the Beatle's Epiphone Casinos made?

The USA.

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5 hours ago, Red 333 said:

Well, I meant the Casino, rather than being a design of the Epiphone company that pre-dated Epiphone's purchase by Gibson, was made from parts of the Gibson ES-335 (the 335 being the first guitar to have that shape body), and it had its top, back, and sides (but not its center block). The Sheraton (and Riviera) on the other hand had the center block. But yes, you are right, the ES-330 was the Gibson equivalent, being fully hollow. I just meant that the ES-335 was the grandaddy of Gibson/Epiphone thinline semihollow doublecuts. I probably needlessly complicated my original answer.

 

 

Oh, now I see what you meant, and indeed, the Casino design does sometimes get incorrectly attributed to the original Epiphone company.

Just for a little more clarity, here are the initial release dates:

1958 > Gibson ES-335 & Epiphone Sheraton

1959 > Gibson ES-330

1961 > Epiphone Casino

1962 > Epiphone Riviera

Only the ES-330 & Casino were fully hollow w/P-90s.  The ES-335 had full size humbuckers, while the Sheraton & Riviera had mini-humbuckers.

What a great era!

 

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The Epiphone Casino guitars that Paul and John own were made in the US. This July Epiphone will sell a made in the US Casino for $3,099.00

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I think every Epi endorsee should play an Epiphone once in a while. Tony Iommi? Tommy Thayer? 

That's a little bit off-topic, but worth reiterating. 

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I'm not going to go into a thorough history of Epiphone manufacturing as there has been some good information already offered in this thread. Quickly though, the original Epiphone company made guitars first in New York starting c.1927  and then in about 1953 production was in Philadelphia for a few years until Epiphone was sold to Gibson in a sale which Gibson announced on May 10, 1957 for the princely sum of $20,000. The purchase was ostensibly made to provide the jigs and equipment to make a line of stand up basses. but when completed it was discovered that there was a considerable stock of component parts and electronics included as well as a stock of wood . Some of which was burned in protest by former Epiphone employees who weren't happy with the sale. Gibson decided to put use of the parts by creating a second sales line, Epiphone. besides Leo Fender's Precision Bass pretty much killed the stand up bass market in popular music. This also allowed them to expand their sales network by being able to offer a Gibson-made product without infringing upon the exclusivity arrangements they had with their Gibson dealers. This was the birth of the Gibson iteration of Epiphone. In 1959 Gibson decided to replace their entry-level electric archtop, the ES-225 with a new model, the ES-330. Which was also fully hollow like the ES-225 but resembled the newer trend of thinline guitars like the ES-335, ES-345 and ES-355 although these models were "semi hollow" having a solid block down the middle of the body. In 1961 Gibson decided to issue an Epiphone version of the ES-330. This was the 230-E casino. The very first year the ES-330 and the Casino were nearly identical but as was Gibson's practice the following year changes were made to establish the differences between Gibsons and Epiphones in the sales market.. In fact 1962 there were changes through out nearly the entire Gibson product line. For the Casino the big changes came in 1963 when the headstock logo became a pearloid inlay (previously a metal plate), the fret board markers went from  white pearloid dots to white pearloid trapezoids and the P-90 pickups went from having black plastic covers to nickel-plated covers. Paul McCartney's Casino was of this type being a 1962 model shipped from Kalamazoo on November 1, 1962 (serial number: 84075). McCartney obtained the Casino (along with his Epiphone Texan) at Christmas time of 1964. McCartney bought the Casino possibly on the advice of British Blues legend John Mayall after Mayall exposed McCartney to the sounds of American blues players such as B.B. King during their late night record listening sessions. Also in 1963 the headstock shape of the Casino went from a short, squat moustache type to a long, elongated shape. John and George were apparently impressed by the Casino (Though George had previously played a borrowed ES-345 on tour) so at the very beginning of the "Revolver " sessions in early 1966 they both obtained Kalamazoo-made Casinos. John's with a stop tail piece and George's with a Bigsby Vibrato. In summer of 1968 they both stripped their Casinos down to bare wood and applied a thin coat of clear lacquer for protection. The stated reason for this was because they'd heard that guitars without finishes had better acoustic resonance. In 1970 (though some models were shipped into 1971) Gibson ceased Kalamazoo production of all Epiphones and with few and rare exceptions there's been no USA Epiphone production (although I understand Gibson intends to market a custom shop-made Casino later in 2020 ($$$) All three kept their Casinos, John and  George until their deaths and beyond (George's is kept at his Friar Park mansion and John's at the John Lennon museum in Tokyo). Paul still has his and it's kept at his Hog Hill Mill recording studio in Icklesham, Sussex England.       Didn't intend to write a book but maybe someone found this useful or interesting. Hey, I gotta do whatever I can to get and keep that reputation thing out of the red. lol.

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Craist, excellent succinct history. If I may add, McCartney doen't just keep his in his studio, he still uses it live. 

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  • Reflector knobs

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  • No inlay on headstock 
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  • 1.62" nut width 

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  • Neck joins at 16th fret 
  • Rosewood with Parallelogram inlays 
  • Synthetic bone nut 
  • 12" fingerboard radius 
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets 
  • 24.75" scale 
  • 1.625" nut width 

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  • 3-way Switchcraft selector switch 

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  • Grover small-button tuners 
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  • Spruce bracing 
  • 16" body width 
  • 1.75" body depth

Neck:

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  • Neck joins at 16th fret 
  • 12" fingerboard radius 
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets 
  • Rosewood fingerboard with parallelogram inlays 
  • Traditional headstock with no inlay 
  • Elite or Elitist logo on back of headstock 
  • 2-ply truss rod cover with "Elite" or "Elitist" engraving 
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  • Bone nut 
  • 24.75" scale 
  • 1.68" nut width 

Binding:

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  • Unbound f-holes 

Electronics:

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  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls 
  • 3-way Switchcraft selector switch 

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  • Nickel hardware 
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with trapeze tailpiece 
  • 3-ply elevated white pickguard with foil "E" emblem 
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  • Neck joins at 16th fret 
  • 12" fingerboard radius 
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets 
  • Rosewood fingerboard with parallelogram inlays 
  • Derlin nut 
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  • 3-ply white truss rod cover with "E" logo
  • 24.75" scale 
  • 1.68" nut width 

Binding:

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  • Unbound f-holes 

Electronics:

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Body:

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Neck:

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  • Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays 
  • Historic open-book style headstock with metal logo plate 
  • Neck joins at 16th fret 
  • 14" fingerboard radius 
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets 
  • 24.75" scale 
  • 1.68" nut width 

Binding:

  • Single-ply body & neck 

Electronics:

  • Gibson USA P-90T & P-90R pickups 
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls 
  • Switchcraft 3-way selector switch 

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware 
  • Wilkinson vintage-style tuners with 14:1 Ratio & small plastic buttons 
  • Locktone Tune-o-matic bridge 
  • Trapeze or Tremotone tailpiece 
  • Elevated tortoise pickguard with "E" emblem 
  • Gold reflector knobs 

Includes:

  • Vintage Hard Case (Gray with Blue Plush Interior) 
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity 

Colors:

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  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)

 


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  • Fully hollow construction

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  • Rosewood fingerboard with parallelograms inlays 
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  • Reverse Firebird truss rod cover 
  • "Dwight Yoakam" signature on back of headstock 
  • Epiphone "Elitist" logo on back of headstock 
  • "Snake Eyes" dice inlay on 12th fret
  • 2-ply Black & White Traditional Firebird shaped truss rod cover 
  • "Epiphone Dwight Trash" in silver silkscreen on truss rod cover
  • Neck joins at 16th fret 
  • 12" fingerboard radius 
  • 24.75" scale 
  • 1.68" nut width 

Binding:

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  • Neck - 4 layer; Gold Sparkle/White/Black/White 

Electronics:

  • Gibson USA P-90T & P-90R pickups 
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls 
  • 3-way Switchcraft selector switch 

Hardware:

  • Nickel Hardware (Roulette Red)
  • Gold Hardware (Jackpot White)
  • Mini-Grover 14:1 Ratio tuners 
  • Locktone Tune-o-matic bridge 
  • Trapeze tailpiece 
  • Vintage-style Gold reflector knobs with pointers 

Pickguard:

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  • Roulette Red - 3-layer (White/Black/White) ABS with inlaid "Snake Eyes" Dice 

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Body:

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  • Thin-line fully-hollow body
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  • Rosewood fingerboard with paralellogram inlays
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  • Neck joins at 19th fret
  • 12" fingerboard radius 
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets 
  • 24.75" scale 
  • 1.68" nut width 

Binding:"

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Electronics:

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  • 3-way selector switch 

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Vintage-style deluxe 124:1 ratio tuners with round buttons 
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with coupe trapeze tailpiece 
  • 3-ply raised pickguard 
  • Reflector knobs 
  • Imitation bone nut

Colors:

  • Natural (NA)
  • Cherry (CH)
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)

 


Gary Clark Jr. "Blak & Blu" Casino

Epiphone Casino Coupe

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Epiphone Casino Coupe

Epiphone Casino Coupe

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Epiphone Casino Coupe

Epiphone Casino Coupe

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Epiphone Casino Coupe
  • 2015
  • Model ETGCBBNH3 (Trapeze)
  • Model ETGCBBNB3 (Bigsby)

Body:

  • Thin-line fully-hollow body
  • 5-ply laminated Maple/Birch 

Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck with 1960's SlimTaper profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid paralellogram inlays
  • Elongated headstock with no inlay 
  • Neck joins at 16th fret
  • 14" fingerboard radius 
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets 
  • 24.75" scale 
  • 1.68" nut width 

Binding:"

  • Single-ply body & neck 

Electronics:

  • Gibson USA P-90T & P-90R pickups
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls 
  • Switchcraft 3-way selector switch 
  • Switchcraft 1/4" output jack

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Grover Rotomatics 18:1 ratio tuners
  • ABR Tune-o-matic bridge with trapeze tailpiece 
  • ABR Tune-o-matic bridge with Bigsby B70 vibrato
  • Reflector knobs 
  • Imitation bone nut

Colors:

  • Blak & Blu (BB)

Includes:

  • Handsigned CoA
  • Presentation Binder with Photograph

 

Edited by mihcmac

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On 4/15/2020 at 12:42 PM, Red 333 said:

Craist, excellent succinct history. If I may add, McCartney doen't just keep his in his studio, he still uses it live. 

Red 333

I have it on good authority that  the Casino, along with Mr. McCartney is currently in seclusion at his farm and studio in Sussex along with his daughter and her family but yes, he does use it on the road...are you aware that he has  tour back ups for his 500/1, his Texan, his Casino and even his '60 LPS Burst? Ostensibly for "back up" but I also have a feeling they're used as "decoys" The video was made for Russia but is in English. I want Keith Smith's job. This has been ten years so maybe his tech is someone else.   

 

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