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I'm thinking of treating my self and buying an epiphone casino next year but I like to hear other people's opinions on guitars so I do appreciate any reviews on people who have a epiphone casino. Thanks
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  • Connor03 said:
    I'm thinking of treating my self and buying an epiphone casino next year but I like to hear other people's opinions on guitars so I do appreciate any reviews on people who have a epiphone casino. Thanks
    Hi my friend, next month I will but a new guitar, but now I between Casino and Sheraton. I will read the reviews in this page  =)

    Regards
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  • RockerRocker Frets: 2745
    My view on any guitar purchase is first try it out, play it for thirty minutes or so and you will know if it is what you are looking for. If it is, then buy that guitar. If not step away and try another guitar. Reviews are other people's opinions. Trust your own judgement on this as you will be the one who plays it. Good luck and enjoy the experience. Let us know the outcome....
    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. [Albert Einstein]

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  • I've had a few from mid 90s to the Lennon inspired by. The inspired by was utter rubbish and felt the cheapest. Pickups were ok, but didn't bring it back into the game. The 90s ones have mega hot pick ups as do the newest, but if I was to get another, I'd be happy with any Chinese or Korean, just not a Lennon. Buy used, with a hard case and you'll be golden. 
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  • peteripeteri Frets: 855
    edited December 2016
    I would say try first.

    I had one - loved the look of it so much, and it didn't sound bad.

    But nor was it inspiring either, all show and no go to be honest - the pickups were ok at best, and just wasn't that nice to play.

    That said, your mileage/opinion could be completely different - and to be fair, i wasn't sure what I was expecting - but it was just very meh to me
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  • Also look at the Peerless Songbirds, they are a bit neater than the Chinese Casino's, but the pickups will be the same.  However, Peerless prices have gone up significantly so it may be worth looking 2nd hand.  I had one for about 4 years, it was really nice, neck is not too thin and the finish flawless.  I had the pickups rewound, I would put that into your budget unless you like higher output - both the standard Epiphone's and Peerless have the same P90's, they are okay but a bit too high output, they can be a bit muddy and dark.

    I had mine rewound by the Creamery, they went from about 12k to 8k which made them a lot clearer and like a good Casino should sound. The good thing about a rewind was that you know they fit (not all dogear cases are the same) and also I got the plug ends re soldered on to the pickups.  This meant I was able to take them off and re install them by just loosening the strings and pulling them out, then a 10 minute job to put them back in.

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  • I've had one for a long time its a Chinese made Bigsby model. Epiphone custom shop on the back of the head stock. Make sure you try one the neck isn't very wide and is quite chunky it took some getting used to but now I really like it. Finish on mine is pretty nice.

     The pickups are quite dark, I like this for the stuff I play Garage Rock, Black keys, Soul blues its great, I have a Tele when I want a brighter sound. I basically only use the bridge pick up on this guitar although there are some good sounds in the middle if you play with the volume and tone controls, Its a lot of fun with a cranked amp and a fuzz pedal.

     I plan to swap the neck out for a mojo gold foil at some point. I don't think I'll ever sell mine, Its a great guitar to have around when you just want to pick up and play unplugged. I've become quite attached to it. When I've had to sell guitars for whatever reason, this one is the one I've kept. Now I have the tele I keep that in standard and use my casino for open tunings slide. Try it, It might also be worth looking for a Epiphone Sorrento reissue hollow body with min humbuckers.

     
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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 611
    I had an Ibanez AS93 which personally I believe is a better guitar that the Epiphone. Everyone who saw it loved it, and some much better players than me rated it highly. Worth a look to compare if you can get your hands on one? 
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  • I have a korean made blonde casino which I bought in haste it looks fantastic but I should have tried it out first.Lesson learned. 
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  • SnagsSnags Frets: 492
    edited March 12
    When I was GASsing for a semi a year or two ago I tried a bunch of options. I really, really wanted to like the Casino (or Sheraton) but was sadly underwhelmed when I tried one. I think the amp choice (assistant guided) didn't help, but even allowing for that it was all just a bit Meh. It wasn't awful, but it wasn't great - it was just bland, and the feel was quite plasticky/rattley too.

    I also tried a Gretsch (cheapo and mid-price), a Dot, an Ibanez I fell in loved with on paper but not in my hands  and ended up with a Guild Starfire V. I didn't try a real 335 just in case I loved it too much

    The Starfire ended up being the only electric I played for just over a year, although now it's back to sharing duties with the LP Studio depending on mood/need of the moment.

    Basically, try a few, and definitely look around at other makes; I was surprised where I ended up (other than over budget, which was no surprise at all).
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