Up for sale, a 2006 Epiphone Casino in near mint, 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 virtually unplayed.
Acoustically, the fully hollow all-maple body has a particularly broad and authoritative acoustic bark and cut, 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 presence and 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 featherweight at only 6lbs, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar and dialed in for optimal action and intonation with 10-46 roundwound strings.
The mahogany neck has a slender C-shaped profile carve with full shoulders in every register, measuring .810" deep at the 1st fret and .880" at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard features pearloid parallelogram inlay and flawless original medium jumbo frets. The frets retain their full factory height with well-rounded crowns, playing cleanly in every register up the 24 3/4" scale. The truss rod is responsive and ideally adjusted and the neck is straight, offering low action in every register and effortless playability. The carved bone nut measures 1 9/16" in width, and the headstock retains the original Kluson-style tuners which turn smoothly and hold pitch well.
The electronics are untouched, and the chrome plated hardware is positively gleaming save for a dusting of surface patina on the ABR-1 bridge. Plastics include the quartet of reflector cap knobs and elevated multi-ply pickguard with raised "E" epsilon which shows a bit of light pick scuffing. The orange oval label is visible through the F hole, dating the instrument's production to 2006. There's barely a scratch on the Natural gloss finish, the gloss on the neck profile is flawless.
This Epiphone Casino is professionally setup, and a rare, discontinued iteration made at the Peerless factory to exacting standards.
The original premium black tolex hardshell case with the Epiphone name on the lid is included.