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The Epiphone Casino has the same basic body shape and dimensions as Gibsons very popular ES-335.

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Pros

'65 Casino is Made in USA

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Light and easy to carry around

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Full hollowbody makes it better in every way

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Great choice for players of any skill

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Beautiful mid to late Beatles sound that ranges from a warm and sweet tone to a crunchy and bluesy tone

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Beautiful, fully heard (acoustic) sound even when unplugged

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Beautifully-made replica, with extreme care and attention to all the (little) details, right down to the peculiar black ring surrounding Lennon's pickup selector

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Beautiful Vintage Sunburst finish for the '65 Casino and a beautiful Natural finish for the Revolution Casino

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Easy to play, comfortable short-scale neck (like the Ric Lennon used to play) that can be played by anyone

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Cons

High price of $2662.00

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Some '65 models have minor pickguard problems

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The Epiphone Casino has the same basic body shape and dimensions as Gibsons very popular ES-335, as well as the Epiphone Riviera and the Epiphone Sheraton.  However, unlike the ES-335, the Casino does not have a solid wood block though its center, making this a full hollow body guitar.  Older models of the Casino, like that played by Lennon on the Let It Be rooftop performance, feature a headstock at 17-degrees rather than 14-degrees and join the body at the 16th rather than the 17th fret providing more string tension, which when combined with its ultra-thin hollow body, give the unique sound made famous by Lennon.  Lennon's casino originally had a sunburst finish, which he painted over in psychedelic colours and eventually stripped it down to its wood, which is how it is famously remembered.  In 1997,  Lennon's  Casino was measured by a group of Epiphone professionals with permission from Yoko Ono.

Modern Casinos feature a pick guard and come in a variety of colours.

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