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Hey all, been reading on here for months, never posted before. I live in Oxford and play in a band called Inlight. I usually use a Gibson CS336 and pasiley Tele, but after looking for a good one for months I've just got a Casino on a mega-deal over the weekend- only £330! :D

 

It's already lost the scratchplate and will get the full overhaul- Bigsby B70, switch grommet, Grover Rotomatics and possibly tusq nut and saddles. Can't wait!!

 

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You can see my other babies on my FLICKR

 

(and please ignore Hector the skull on the windowsil..!)

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That's a mighty fine looking Casino. I sure would love to give one of those a go, but I don't know of anyone or any music store with any in stock. Not sure I could choose between Cherry and 'Burst if I was rich. But of course if I was rich I'd take one of each!

 

Lots of Casino action going on on the forums lately! Makes me want one.

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I agree. The black knobs look much better, and the Bigsby adds class to any guitar, yours included.

 

I'd leave the pickguard on if it were my guitar, and perhaps get one made a different color. IMHO The white draws the eyes away from the beauty of the wood. Perhaps a tortoise shell or something else a bit darker.

 

Insights and incites by Notes

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If you like what your hearing keep the stock pickups because changing them without question you will effect the output and the tone of what is a sweet sounding guitar .

 

The nut and input jack maybe the wirring thats a good thing to do , Tunning keys without question ..

 

Ive said it before and once again I have yet to play a casino that did not sound and play well but the only thing I dont like is the poly finish which infact is why I decided to get the Lennon revolution model .

 

 

Congratulations great guitar !

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It's a 2009 chinese- I presume Unsung plant? It's a really good one- nice grain, good neck and very resonant. I played a few before buying this one. Thankfully it was the best looking AND playing/sounding! The only things 'wrong' are a tiny bit of grain filler at the first fret, and a buildup of finish in the corner where the neck, body and neck pickup meet. Neither are bad enough to be described as 'issues' on a guitar this cheap.

 

I think it might need a new nut and some rotomatics eventually, but I'm not used to the whole bigsby thing yet, so I'll go one step at a time!

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Unsung was a Korean plant. Is it me or do the chinese headstocks look bigger at the top? Looks awesome anyway. From the sounds of things the quality of the chinese Casinos is really good these days. That finish looks amazing!

 

Replacing the tuners and the nut's the best thing that you can do for a casino. cheap parts that give tuning problems in my experience.

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