Very cool John Lennon inspired Epiphone Natural Casino MIK in 2002 by Peerless. The Peerless Casinos have gained the reputation of being the better Casinos.

Modifications to the guitar that made it a better player (just like John Lennon did) was to change to Gold Grover tuners and now stays in tune better. Also the obnoxiously thick factory coat of Poly has been finely sanded down to a satin/matte finish (except on the headstock). I removed the ugly white pickguard and put it way. This guitar looks and feels GREAT, resonates better (it just doesn’t look like it was dipped in plastic anymore). I even added a black grommet under the 3-way switch like John had on his.

The pickups sound amazing with all of the bite and snarl that you would expect from P90’s. Great Beatle inspired guitar.

The Epiphone Casino is a full hollow body guitar that has no center block of wood inside like the Gibson 335 has. Gibson 330 is quite similar to the Casino, but for some reason was not as popular. Gibson added the center block to reduce feedback as players were cranking it up on stage.

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John Lennon with his Casino. John removed the pickguard and sanded the guitar down to allow it to breath from under the thick poly coat allowing it to sound better. He also swapped out the tuners.

John Lennon with Casino - This is actually the same guitar

John Lennon with his Casino Left and Right – This is actually the same guitar in both pictures

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The Epiphone Casino was a very important guitar to the Beatles. Paul McCartney is believed to get the first one and John and George followed.

Paul with his Casino

Paul with his Casino

Paul still gigs with his Casino sometimes

Paul still gigs with his Casino sometimes

John in the studio with his Casino

John in the studio with his Casino

John with Casino in famous rooftop concert

John with Casino in famous rooftop concert

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George with Casino in the studio

George with Casino in the studio

George Harrison also acquired a Epiphone Casino in 1966. He also sanded down the guitar to the bare wood like John did. George’s Casino sported a Bigsby and interestingly did not have the back grommet under the 3-way switch.

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George's Gretsch Country Gentlemen - John's Epiphone Casino - Paul's Hofner Violin Bass

George’s Gretsch Country Gentlemen – John’s Epiphone Casino – Paul’s Hofner Violin Bass

John Lennon complains about his Epiphone Casino