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  •  SOLD  1991 Epiphone Casino
    Played on Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart
Japan-made Casino, dated in 1991, is waiting for her new owner. Casino from Japan 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, where 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.

Casino 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 parallelogram tailpiece. These full hollow body models are easily distinguishable from the others as it gives players a clear and ringing tone that could be pushed into overdrive when needed, It also makes the sound lighter and louder when played without an amplifier.

Over nearly 3 decades, this guitar stays in pristine condition. No cosmetic issues at all. String buzz heard when playing acoustic, but once amp is plugged in it sounds clean and clear. Pickguard is gone, the only down-marks maybe? Please feel free to let me know if you want any part of the guitar to examine in further detail.