The Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casinos offer the professional musician the same key features of Epiphone's acclaimed John Lennon signature U.S.A. Casinos but at a more affordable price. Also based upon the 1965 Casino and the Revolution Casino, these two Inspired by versions combine the cost-effective workmanship of Epiphone's own factory in Asia with original Gibson U.S.A. electronics including classic P90 pickups with dog-ear, nickel plated covers and a Switchcraft made toggle and output jack.
Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino Electric Guitar Features
The Inspired by 1965 Lennon Casino
- Laminated Maple Body with Mahogany SlimTaper Neck
- Rosewood Fingerboard with Pearloid Parallelogram Inlays
- Body and Fingerboard Binding
- Gibson USA P-90T and P-90R Pickups
- Switchcraft 3-way toggle and 1/4 inch output
- Includes Hardshell Case and Epiphone Limited Lifetime Warranty
In 1966, during the recording of Revolver, John Lennon and George Harrison each acquired vintage sunburst Epiphone Casino guitars. The 1965 Casino is a reproduction of the original guitar John purchased with its sunburst finish and stock hardware. Attention to detail includes the correct burst pattern and front and back, neck joint at the 16th fret (instead of the 17th), vintage style tuners with small metal buttons, black washer around the toggle switch and the historically accurate rectangle blue label inside the sound hole.
The Inspired by Revolution Casino
In 1968, John had his Casino sanded down to the bare wood and covered with a thin, dull finish. During that time, he also replaced the tuners with Gold Grovers and removed the pickguard. He first used this natural Casino during The White Album sessions in 1968. The Inspired by Revolution Casino is a reproduction of this stripped guitar and as it also remains today.
The Complete Package
Both Inspired by Casinos include a hard case while the Revolution version also includes the unattached pickguard and mounting bracket.
Support Music Education
As with all Epiphone Lennon guitars, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each goes to the BMI Foundation for the John Lennon Scholarship Fund which supports music education. Backed by Epiphone's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 day Customer Service, these new Inspired by Casinos capture the essence of the 1960's and the Beatles with their authentic looks, specifications and one-of-kind sound and feel that only a Casino has. Pickup one today and start a Revolution!