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1999 Epiphone Casino Hollowbody Electric Guitar Sunburst w/ 1 11/16" Nut & Bigsby, Peerless


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Up for sale, a 1999 Epiphone Casino in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. Crafted at the Peerless factory in Korea, this uncommon and discontinued iteration of the Casino stacks up well against the Elitist line, expertly made and featuring subtle flame maple figuring across the top.

Acoustically, the fully hollow all-maple body has an articulate and airy tone, capturing both the clear note attack of maple as a tonewood and the warmth of the hollow construction. The P-90s pickups are wound to vintage spec with plenty of midrange bark, and have a glassy, percussive quality. Whether you want dynamic cleans or thick overdrive, these pickups can produce either with ease and with a refinement beyond most other modern Casino reissues. The guitar is lightweight at only 6lbs 11oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar and dialed in for optimal action and intonation with 11-49 roundwound strings.

The neck has a slender C-shaped profile carve with good shoulder in every register, measuring .805" deep at the 1st fret and .895" at the 12th. The bound dark rosewood fretboard features pearloid trapezoid inlay and original medium jumbo frets. The frets retain their full factory height, showing moderate wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-3, with wear growing fainter on the crowns until fret 8, playing cleanly in every register up the 24 3/4" scale. The truss rod is responsive and ideally adjusted and the neck is straight. The bone nut measures a full 1 11/16" in width, consistent with spec for pre-1965 Casino models, and a feature that's surprisingly uncommon on Casino iterations. The headstock retains the original Kluson-style tuners, turning smoothly and holding pitch well.

The electronics are untouched, and the chrome plated hardware is positively gleaming save for one small spot of wear through the chrome on the treble-side corner of the bridge pickup cover. The Bigsby Licensed B7 vibrato tailpiece is original, working with the ABR-1 bridge for smooth warbles and modest dives. Stock plastics include the quartet of reflector cap knobs and pickguard with raised "E" epsilon that shows some requisite light pick wear. The orange oval label is visible through the F hole, dating the instrument's production to 1999. The Sunburst finish is vibrant and glossy, highlighting unusual flame figuring in the maple across the top. Cosmetic wear is limited to a spot of light buckle rash central to the back, some additional finish scratches mostly clustered on the treble-side lower bout, and just a few additional minor marks on the body as a whole. The gloss on the neck profile is pristine.

This Epiphone Casino is professionally setup, and a rare, discontinued iteration made at the Peerless factory to exacting standards.

The original black tolex hardshell case with Epiphone "E" gold silkscreen on the lid is included.