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I just sent back my brand new 2008 Epiphone Casino VS. The plastic nut and the cheapie (IMO) tuners made it impossible to keep it in tune--- why don't the Casinos get Grovers like Dots and otheres?

 

I bought a CIJ Fender Jaguar HH at Guitar Center and I really love it. Different animal compared to the Casino, but I haven't tuned it since Saturday when I got it home!.

 

I am and always have been a Gibson/Epi guy, but those tuners were a real turn off. I mean the cheaper guitars have better tuners--- that is messed up!

 

Anyways Rock on!

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Did you like the Casino otherwise? Whenever I buy an Asian (non-Japanese Asian) guitar, I always assume that just about anything with metal on it might be upgraded by my local luthier. That means all electronics, tuners, and even the nut (I bought a square neck resophonic made in Korea, and the strings were in sets of three...three strings, a huge gap, and then three strings).

 

My dilemma is always whether to buy an Elitist Casino, or buy a regular Casino and have $500 worth of of the parts on it replaced from the git-go.

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I really liked the Casino, but, while I know that $600 is not a lot of money to a lot of people, but it is to me. And I don't think that one should have to put out another few hundred dollars to "complete" a BRAND NEW Guitar.

 

I thought the pick-ups were fine... love P-90s, and the weight of the guitar was awesome! Very light. If I ever get another Casino, It will be an Elitist.

 

One thing for sure, I won't buy any more guitars from .com music shops. I played the HH Jaguar for an hour. It was set-up perfectly and I love the neck. I felt this guitar was made for me. The scale of it is 24" compared to 24.75" of the Casino.

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I like short scale (which is why I have two Byrdlands). I have yet to play a Jaguar, but coveted one back in the mid-60's when I was a Ventures fan.

 

Were you able to get a new-in-box Jaguar, or was it the floor model that people had used as a demo? That's what keeps me from going to GC for guitars. I hate buying one that has been fiddled with for a month before I got it. That sort of makes it "used" in my book.

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I hate buying one that has been fiddled with for a month before I got it. That sort of makes it "used" in my book.

 

That's used in anybody's book. I would absolutely demand an additional discount if buying a display item.

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I hate buying one that has been fiddled with for a month before I got it. That sort of makes it "used" in my book.

 

 

That's used in anybody's book. I would absolutely demand an additional discount if buying a display item.

 

Guess u never had a "NEW" car.

 

Anyway, to answer the question, no. But it was on the top holder. About 18 feet in the air. They needed to get a ladder to get it down, so I don't think that every kid who had nothing better to do on a weekend played it.

 

I don't have a problem with them displaying guitars and allowing people to try them. I can tell a beater and one that isn't. Beleive me this one wasn't.

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did you get the classic players series hh or that nasty chrome pick uped one?

 

i CANT STAND pick up mounts on top of a pick guard.. they players series is hot as shizzle... if they dont make a lefty, im having one built this year for sure1

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I just sent back my brand new 2008 Epiphone Casino VS. The plastic nut and the cheapie (IMO) tuners made it impossible to keep it in tune--- why don't the Casinos get Grovers like Dots and otheres?

 

Just for the record, there's nothing wrong with those tuners.. I had tuning problems at first with my Casino... A little lube in the nut-slots fixed that.. Stays in tune forever now..

 

The only thing I had to replace on that guitar was the bridge... Because it buzzed, which is common on all Epi guitars... It doesn't come through the amp or anything... It just annoyed me..

 

Cost me $12 for a new bridge from Guitar Fetish... No more buzz..

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I am and always have been a Gibson/Epi guy' date=' but those tuners were a real turn off. I mean the cheaper guitars have better tuners--- that is messed up!

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Unless it's a Gibson or similar priced guitar I sorta expect to change parts like tuners...

 

Wait, that IS messed up!

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The tuners on my Gibby and my Epi are pretty equal in terms of tunability and stability. I don't really see an advantage in one over the other. I put new ones on my Strat when I bought it, I think they are schallers, but haven't changed a Gibby or Epi tuner. I like tightness in a tuner and frequently tighten the screws to keep things snug. Most of the tuning problems come from the strings and the nut. It doesn't hurt to lube the nut periodically, especially if you bend or use the whammy bar.

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