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USA MADE Casino reissues

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The thing that strikes me about Upchurch on 'Feeling Blue' is the dynamic range he got on just about every track. If you can listen to it on a system with decent bass response (i.e., not computer speakers), it's a pretty special sound. The vibrant lows and the crisp highs. It sounds to me like a blackface Fender amp, possibly a Super Reverb?

Here's a taste, hopefully where you can hear some of it on a computer system.

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IIRC Paul Macca was the first to pick up on the Casino and George and John quickly followed.

That is correct. And the made in USA Casino is Paul-spec, with the older style short headstock and black plastic pickup covers. Well, almost. You have to add a B7 for Paul-spec. Or a Trem-O-Tone for Keith-spec. I like that they went a slightly different direction than the '65ish style Casinos that they've been cranking out for decades.

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Still buzzing for these guitars to go live!

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I think I'd have to go Paul spec. Some of my all-time favourite guitar sounds were played on that guitar.

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Hmmm. I went to the Epiphone website and there are NO Casinos listed, except for the smaller bodied Coupe! Have they given up on the model? Very odd. I suppose they may reintroduce the Casino as a higher USA made model, but I'm surprised that no Chinese-made models appear to be available anymore.

– Frank_NH

I wonder if they are planning to put out a MIC Casino that is spec'd more like the USA built version w/ the shorter headstock and black plastic covered P-90's? The Ltd Edition Anniversary Casinos that were out a few years ago had the shorter headstock and black plastic covers pu's. I'm still pretty amazed at the new MIC Epi Les Paul Special that goes out the door for $399.99. Have not played one or even seen one in the flesh but have only seen excellent reviews of them.

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Anybody know if the USA Casinos ever came out? Not seen or heard a dickybird about them since the original announcement!!!

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I know a guy who has one on order, fully paid for. They were supposed to come out this summer, but with things as they have been, a delay is pretty understandable. His order hasn't been cancelled, so it seems that they are still intending to issue these.

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The thing that strikes me about Upchurch on 'Feeling Blue' is the dynamic range he got on just about every track. If you can listen to it on a system with decent bass response (i.e., not computer speakers), it's a pretty special sound. The vibrant lows and the crisp highs. It sounds to me like a blackface Fender amp, possibly a Super Reverb?

Here's a taste, hopefully where you can hear some of it on a computer system.

– JimR56

This is the tone! If I could play jazz this is what I would go for.

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The Elitist Casinos are made in Japan, Billy --- at the Terada factory that makes Gretsches --- and are much higher quality than the standard Epiphones. Currently there are only a few Elitist models in production, but the Casino is one of them.


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