||1991 Epiphone Casino|
Played on Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart
On sale is a natural timber 1991 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.
The guitar turns to 24 years old this year with little damage done. Bigsby was once in place and left 2 holes near the tailpiece, one directly beneath it, thus invisible, but the other was noticeable with a dark mark. Thin wood was inserted to fill the hole to make the body look as natural as possible. Other than this, minor dents found along the body bottom, and those are the only 2 areas you would consider before purchase. To the lucky owner I will ship the guitar with a brand new gig bag.