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1991 Epiphone Casino Vintage Electric Guitar Sunburst Pre-Elitist, Japan Terada


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Up for sale, a 1988 Epiphone Casino in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and hangtag. Produced in Japan at the Terada factory and featuring subtle birdseye maple figuring across the top, this is an early Epiphone reissue which preceded the modern "Elitist" line.

Acoustically, the fully hollow maple body has a smooth, bright tone, offering an ideal platform for the stock pair of P-90 pickups. The pickups are wound to vintage spec with plenty of midrange bark, and a glassy, percussive quality. Offering a refinement far beyond most other modern Casino reissues, these pickups are sensitive to picking dynamics with an overarching sweetness and sparkling cut, equally suited to articulate cleans and rich overdrive.
Featherweight at 6lbs 8oz, we’ve had this Casino professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 11-49 strings, low action and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Slender C, full shoulders, measuring .800” 1st fret, .885” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Bound rosewood, parallelogram inlays
-Frets: Medium jumbo, hint of wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-3
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 9/16”
-Tuners: Kluson-style, Gotoh
-Serialization: Orange label visible through bass-side F hole, 1-prefix dates to 1991

Body Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Pickups: Dogear P-90 pickups
-Controls: Volume x2, Tone x3, three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: ABR-1 bridge, trapeze tailpiece
-Plastics: Pickguard with “E” epsilon, replacement quartet of amber bonnet knobs

The gloss Sunburst finish highlights birdseye figuring in the maple top, and cosmetic wear includes a number of minor nicks along the body perimeter, buckle rash on the back, and one professionally addressed surface level split in the maple rim at the treble side lower bout. The smooth gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.

The original hardshell case with gold plush interior is included,along with the hangtag.