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JOHN LENNON'S GUITAR..

The Epiphone Casino asused by John..

 

The Epiphone Casino is a thinline hollow body electric guitar manufactured by Epiphone, a branch of Gibson. It is essentially Epiphone's version of the Gibson ES-330. The guitar has been associated with such guitarists as George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Ryan Ross, Noel Gallagher, The Edge, Dave Grohl and Gary Clark, Jr.

 

Construction

 

The Casino is a thinline hollow-bodied guitar with two Gibson P-90 pick-ups, and although generally come with a trapezoid tailpiece, often a Bigsby vibrato tailpiece is used in its place (either as a factory-direct feature or as an aftermarket upgrade). Unlike semi-hollow body guitars such as the Gibson ES-335, which have a center block to promote sustain and reduce feedback, the Casino and the Gibson ES-330 are true hollow-bodied guitars. This makes it lighter and louder when played without an amplifier, but much more prone to feedback than semi-hollow or solid-body electrics.

 

Early versions of the Casino had a spruce top. Through 1970, the Casino headstock was set at a 17-degree angle and the top was made of five laminated layers of maple, birch, maple, birch, and maple.[1][2] With the exception of the John Lennon models, subsequent Casinos have been made with 14-degree headstock angle with five layer all maple laminated tops.[1][3] Current[when?] versions have a laminated maple top, sides, and back, and a mahogany neck

 

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Taken on December 3, 2011