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What if: Epiphone Casino Studio


ataylor

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I just got an "inspired by" Casino and I'm loving it. So much so that I wish I had two sometimes!. So I was thinking recently, what if Epiphone had a bare-bones version of the Casino? I know that the Dot Studio has gotten good reviews as a great value and I was thinking it would be awesome if there was a Casino version. Picture with me the following specs:

 

- 3-ply maple body with thin satin finish and painted black bindings. Finishes in "worn" walnut, natural, and sunburst.

- 3-piece mahogany neck.

- unbound rosewood fretboard with dot markers.

- black hardware (grover-style tuners, bridge, and trapeze tailpiece)

- black bell knobs (two tone, two volume)

- black P-90s

- no pickguard, no case

- street price of $300

 

I think a model like this would be rad! I especially think a walnut color model would look sweet. I think they would sell a bunch of these, although maybe they'd cut into regular Casino sales too much? What do you guys think?

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If you can't wait' date=' buy a used Dot Studio off Craiglist for <$200 and put some GFS Dream 90's in it:

 

http://store.guitarfetish.com/dr90husip90b1.html [/quote']

 

Oh, I'm not seriously considering anything -- just thought it would be cool to see a Casino Studio. But you'd better believe that I've thought about putting P-94s in a Dot Studio!

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I think there is a pretty good mix of Casino models being sold now and there is no reason to make a less-expensive and possibly lower-quality version of the guitar. If a person can't even afford a new regular Casino they should just save their money a while longer or buy a used one.

 

or not.......i dont see how it donts make since to just have the dot studio offered with mini buckers' date=' reg buckers, or p90's, it would not cost epi at all to change the route on these guitars,

 

so your telling me if some one reallllly loves the sound of a realllll P90 (not a P94) that the only way they[u'] should [/u]be able to get it is if they can afford it????? thats silly, esp because a P90 isnt new technology at all, its one of the oldest pups out there and easy to manufacture the only reason why a casino is the price it is is because of the beatles and thats a fact

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I think there is a pretty good mix of Casino models being sold now and there is no reason to make a less-expensive and possibly lower-quality version of the guitar. If a person can't even afford a new regular Casino they should just save their money a while longer or buy a used one.

 

+1. They're not expensive. I'd hate to see a Casino Studio because it would likely have only two controls. The one advantage would be it would be easy to convert into a four control, nitro finished casino...

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...the only reason why a casino is the price it is is because of the beatles and thats a fact

 

There's some truth to this. A casino isn't much different than that special edition Riviera except that it has one LESS P-90 in it. And the Riviera goes for what... $100 less?

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I'm not sure that their reason for pricing the Casino is based solely on previous Beatle use. They charge what they think they can get for it. Previous Beatle use probably makes it more desirable to the players, so they pay it. The Casino is not just a 335-type guitar with P90s. It may also be a bit more difficult to manufacture based on its not being a semihollow.

 

I wonder how many Slash models are actually being bought?

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I'm not sure that their reason for pricing the Casino is based solely on previous Beatle use. They charge what they think they can get for it. Previous Beatle use probably makes it more desirable to the players' date=' so they pay it. The Casino is not just a 335-type guitar with P90s. It may also be a bit more difficult to manufacture based on its not being a semihollow.

 

I wonder how many Slash models are actually being bought? [/quote']

 

a semi hollow is just a hollow body with a block installed in it? Correct?, if this is true i would think it cost more to build a semi?

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a semi hollow is just a hollow body with a block installed in it? Correct?' date=' if this is true i would think it cost more to build a semi?[/quote']

 

I am betting the new Dots are easier to build than the Casinos.

 

By new Dots I am comparing the old Peerless plant stuff that made the Dot style guitars like Gibsons with the top and bottom Kerfing in them as the Casinos have.

 

I am betting the new Dot assembly is a routed side for both the top and bottom and they drop the top in and glue, glue the tone block on the bottom and glue that all in.

 

The fact they still use the Kerfing in the Casinos I am guessing make them more labor intensive. I think it is more a labor/time issue on the Casinos vs material that makes them priced higher.

 

I remember the prices when Casinos first came out in the 90s and think Epiphone has held the line very well on prices and think they are fair for the guitar you get for the $.

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