||1994 Epiphone Casino|
Played on Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart
On sale is a natural timber 1994 Casino, made by Terada Music. Japan-made Casino has a few unique aspects: the neck joins the body at the 17th fret, not the 16th of other models. This enables you to play higher position frets with less stress. Also the serials numbers are 5 digits in which the 1st indicates the year of 198x or 199x, 2nd telling the model (2:EMPEROR, 3:RIVIERA, 4:SHERATON, 5:CASINO) and the rests being the production number of that year. The years between 1987 and 1997 were manufactured Terada music factory, a globally famous Japanese OEM vendor of Ibanez and other major guitars.
Casino it is often compared to its parent model Gibson ES-330 in that they have the same full hollow thinline body, two P-90 pickups and trapezoid tailpiece. These full hollow body models are easily distinguishable from the others as it gives players a clear, ringing tone that could be pushed into overdrive when needed and it also makes the sound lighter and louder when played without an amplifier.
This guitar is literally in mint condition. The previous owner admits he played a few times and let it sleep for 20 years since he bought this at a Nagoya music shop in 1994. Oxidation on the metal parts is only indicator that this is not a brand new one. Not a single thin scratch is found on the guitar timber. Marvelous!