Beautiful 1963 Epiphone Casino anyone?
This is a stunner, there is no doubt. Classic 60s Epiphone burst that seems to scream summertime, setting it apart from its ES-330 stablemates. There is no real signs of any damage anywhere, the odd minor knock but nothing noticeable. The colour has faded a little but again this is not too extensive.
The neck is in superb condition with almost no wear, the original frets have plenty of life left in them. The headstock is in good shape with a few minor chips and best part of all, this is a highly desired 43mm nut width Casino.
The hardware shows some discoloration and some very slight pitting.
Electrically everything seems to be correct. At some stage a period correct Bigsby has been added but you would be very hard pressed to tell unless you took of the end pin.
The guitar comes with its correct grey hardshell case with blue lining.
Acoustically this guitar has a pleasantly warm tone that certainly tips the hat to Gibson’s archtop heritage. Plugged in the guitar runs the gamut from warm neck pickup to a more honky, biting bridge pickup tone.
These Casinos have a worthy place in the electric guitar cannon and this fine example would make a fanatic addition to any collection.