Epiphone Ltd Ed 50th Anniversary "1961" Casino TD Vintage Sunburst
Epiphone brings back the first Casino in celebration of it's 50th anniversary - the Limited Edition 50th Anniversary 1961 Casino with a trapeze tailpiece. The new 1961 Anniversary Casino has many features that were discontinued after the first year of production. The result is a classic thatwill be both familiar and totally new even to Casino lovers like Paul McCartney, Paul Weller, Liam Gallagher and Keith Richards.
Classic Vintage Styling and Unique Features
Introduced in 1961, the original Casino had unique features that ultimately were never offered beyond that first year. These include the pre-Gibson era triangle metal logo badge on the headstock, dot fingerboard inlays, a blank two-ply bullet trussrod cover, a tortoise-colored pickguard with foil "E", and black dog-ear P-90 pickups. Epiphone has faithfully reproduced these features for a one-of-a-kind retro look not found on Casinos produced after 1961. Other attention to detail includes the correct "burst" patterns on front and back, a neck joint at the 16th fret (instead of the 17th), Wilkinson™ vintage-style tuners with small plastic buttons, and the historically accurate rectangle "blue label" inside the sound hole.
Original Premium Electronics
No detail of the original ’61 Casino has been missed. Since the original Casinos incorporated parts and electronics from the Gibson factory, the 1961 Anniversary Casino has followed the same philosophy. Epiphone has recreated the original black P-90s using a Gibson USA P-90R dog-ear pickup for the neck position and a Gibson USA P-90T at the bridge. Widely known as Gibson's first successful single-coil pickup, these lean and mean P-90's offer a stellar combination of high output and biting treble response. They also feature vintage two-conductor, braided, shielded wiring and black plastic covers. Other electronics faithful to the original Casino include a Switchcraft™ 3-way toggle and 1/4" output jack.
Quality Construction, Hardware and Add-ons
Unlike an ES-335, the Casino is completely hollow which contributes to its unique, signature sound made most famous by the Beatles. The body is made of 5-layer maple/birch with a solid mahogany SlimTaper™ neck. Hardware includes a Tune-O-Matic bridge and a trapeze tailpiece. To top it all off, each 1961 Casino features an original-style hard case with gray exterior and blue plush interior and a numbered certificate of authenticity.
5-Layer, Laminated Maple/Burch Body
Set Mahogany Neck
SlimTaper™ Neck Profile
Rosewood Fingerboard with Pearloid Dot Inlays
22 Medium-Jumbo Frets
Gibson USA P-90T Bridge Single-Coil Pickup
Gibson USA P-90R Neck Sngle-Coil Pickup
2 Volume, 2 Tone Control
3-way Switchcraft Toggle
Switchcraft 1/4" Output Jack
Body and Fingerboard Binding
Wilkinson Vintage-style 14:1 Ratio Tuners
- Epiphone Original-Style Hard Case
- Numbered Certificate of Authenticity.