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Epiphone Casino Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1965)
Epiphone Casino Model Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1965), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 289253, sunburst lacquer finish, laminated maple body, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, period black hard shell case.
The 1960's Epiphone Casino and its Gibson twin the ES-330TD are great sounding, highly versatile guitars- one of Kalamazoo's most original and adaptable designs. Both versions of this model were featured in countless '60's British invasion bands, including the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, Manfred Mann and many more, as well as many blues, jazz and pop situations since their introduction.
This particular guitar has the typical features for 1964-5, the period just before Gibson began altering many of their signature elements. It sports a bound, pearloid-trapezoid inlaid rosewood fingerboard and all nickel plated hardware including the pickup covers, Tremotone vibrato tailpiece and Tune-o-matic bridge with nylon saddles. The thin, double-cutaway single-bound body is fully hollow and the neck joins at the 16th fret. The finish is a very nice light "teaburst" sunburst on the top with shaded back and sides. The neck is the older familiar 1 11/16 width that would shortly be narrowed to 1 5/8", which many player's dislike! It also has the older style 60's style clear back-painted plastic "bonnet" metal-capped tone and volume knobs that were phased out in 1966, and the white plastic pickguard with the silver "E" epsilon logo. This guitar has the exact correct "Beatle" look (closest to George's personal instrument, which was identical except it fitted a British-pattern Bigsby tremolo) and represents one of the few examples of an Epiphone guitar that is considered more collectible and desired than its Gibson equivalent. A perfect "Beatle" guitar and an exceptionally fine playing and sounding instrument for any era or style!
Overall length is 41 1/16 in. (104.3 cm.), 16 in. (40.6 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 24 3/4 in. (629 mm.). Width of nut is 1 11/16 in. (43 mm.). Super clean, all original condition-only a little tarnish to the nicklel plating and the lightest signs of wear! Really they don't come much nicer than this 50 years on; truly a fabulous example! Excellent + Condition.
Item # 6459
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