The Classic Casino
The Epiphone Casino hollowbody electric guitar is most famous for the time it spent in the hands of the Beatles. The band used it to great success on many of their hits, and now, later generations are discovering the allure of the Casino. The hollow maple body gives you a sound that's warm yet snappy, and the slim mahogany neck is comfortable for anything from riffing to rhythm. But the real magic happens in the iconic dog ear P-90 pickups. They deliver a characteristic chimey jangle when you pick clean, but have an unmistakable bark when you hit them hard.
Dare to sound different
We have many fiercely loyal P-90 fans here at JJ Music. These guitarists know that the P-90 offers a unique tonal palette that is distinct from — and complements — humbuckers and traditional single-coils. Gibson's first successful single-coil pickup, the P-90 can be heard on countless classic recordings. With its biting treble and high output, the P-90 cleans up nicely when you roll back your guitar's volume pot. It's an amazingly versatile pickup with its own brand of grit — a bit brighter, leaner, and less refined than a humbucker, and almost as hot. Hit your amp hard, and the P-90 really wails. Plugged into a proper high-gain tube amp, you can elicit grind, sizzle, and bark that would be impossible with humbuckers — or with other single-coils, for that matter. To hear P-90s brilliantly deployed in historical context, check out Santana's fiery Woodstock performance, The Who's masterful Live at Leeds album, or any number of classic Beatles tunes.
Beatle guitar sounds and more
The Epiphone Casino Coupe is the modern version of the legendary hollowbody thinline archtop that the Beatles used throughout their recording career. There was something magical about the combination of the Casino's P-90 pickups and the tube amps of the day that resulted in tone that made Beatles songs instantly recognizable. Remember that Paul McCartney started out with the Beatles as a guitarist, and indeed played quite a few of the guitar parts during the band's illustrious recording career. Paul got his Epiphone Casino in 1962, and immediately altered it for left-hand playing. His hands-down favorite guitar, the Casino can be heard on countless Beatles records, as well as many of Paul's post-Beatles recordings. Now that same Casino tone can be yours, but in a smaller, travel-friendly package! The Beatles are one of the most important and influential bands of all time, and the Casino Coupe hollowbody electric guitar puts this unmistakable sound squarely in your hands.
Incredible hollowbody tone
With its maple back, top, and sides, the Casino is primed for any style of music. From blues to jazz to rock and beyond, the maple body offers tones that are bright and snappy, but not harsh. Pair that with the set mahogany neck and pau ferro fingerboard — which bring a touch of thickness and warmth to the tone — and you've got a well-balanced instrument for any genre.
SlimTaper "D"-profile set neck for smooth playability
The 1960s-style SlimTaper "D" neck profile is designed for fast and smooth playability. Thinner than the necks Epiphone was making in the '50s, this neck profile stays out of the way for fast leads while still being comfortable for rhythm playing. These are just a couple of reasons that the SlimTaper neck is still a favorite with guitarists, including many here at JJ Music.
Epiphone Casino Archtop Hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
- Laminated 5-layer maple body with 2 F-holes
- Mahogany SlimTaper "D"-profile set neck
- Bound pau ferro fingerboard with 12" radius, 22 medium-jumbo frets, and pearloid Parallelogram inlays
- 24.75-inch scale length; 1.68-inch faux bone nut
- Epiphone P-90R and P-90T dog ear pickups
- 2 volume, 2 tone controls; 3-way toggle pickup selector switch
- LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge; Trapeze tailpiece
- Vintage-style Epiphone tuning machines
- Top Hat knobs with metal inserts and pointers
- Epiphone Limited Lifetime Warranty