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Item Reviews for: Epiphone Casino Archtop Electric Guitar  -  EPI CASG LIST

The best guitar I've played
By: marty mets      Submitted: 1/20/2014

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? I work in recording studios, and have played and recorded many Gibsons. Les Paul, SG, various hollow bodies, etc. I never came across an Epiphone, but I wanted John Lennon's main guitar to get "that sound" easier. I couldn't be happier with this guitar, it plays like an absolute dream. Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? I debated spending the extra $$ on the Inspired by John Lennon, but since I like to tinker, I figured I can always upgrade electronics/hardware later on. This guitar plays as good if not better than any Gibson I have crossed paths with. I will probably replace the stock P90s with Seymour Duncan P90s, but I do that with most of my guitars anyway. The stock ones are excellent IMO. Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? The neck is thin and very fast. Ive been a Fender man for most of my life, but this baby is changing the way I play in a very good way. Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? All of the above. The stock pickups are very dynamic and responsive, and blending the 2 together or separating them individually gets you amazing bite or beautiful warmth and everywhere in between. The neck pickup alone is a little muddy, IMO, but the 2 set equally is mind-blowing! Finish How did the stain or paint job look? I got the natural and can find nothing wrong with the finish. Even the neck joint is completely smooth with no blemishes or rough spots. Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? Much more than I expected value wise. Don't believe the others who say a Chinese guitar is not as good as a Korean or American. This thing plays as good if not better than anything I have held and played. It records beautifully and is not buzzy or noisy in front of my iMac. Playability How was the action out of the box? The guitar did need a setup out of the box, but that is to be expected going from NJ to Florida. The action was preset pretty much perfectly, and with a minor truss rod adjustment and intonation it plays perfectly. I will probably replace the nut at some point as the G string has stability issues. But I have had this issue with most guitars at all price points, it is physics, not a quality control thing. For the time being I am using a wound G and I like the sound a lot, but I miss doing big bends.
No wonder Gary Clark Jr plays one.
By: Joe from Chicago, joefloore@hotmail.com      Submitted: 4/28/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Overall good but when I bend notes the frets seem rough if that makes sense. Almost as if the didn't do a good job at the factory of polishing them. Easy fix for about $30 well worth the tone. Seems to be a very sturdy instrument. It seems a lot of people have had issues with the tuners, I on the other hand have not. General Your general opinion of this product. Out of the box she played very well frets need a good polish they kinda drag but other than that she's a dream, I almost feel bad, my Custom Shop 60's Time Machine Strat has not seen the light of day since I received my Casino. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? What ever you want it to be, amazing blusey growl for single coils. I have never bought an Epiphone guitar that I didn't wish was a Gibson. Well I did this time, I owned a Gibson ES339 that was amazing but for the price I would rather own a couple of these guys and not be frightened to bring it to gigs. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Finish was great, I got the Cherry
Good buy on a great guitar
By: Joe R. from Gary, IN, USA, anonmyous18782      Submitted: 12/27/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Seems very well-made. Time will tell, but it's looking good so far. General Your general opinion of this product. Seems very well-made. I bought this as a gift for my son, a Beatles fanatic, and it's his first electric. He's tickled to death with it. The case is a REAL Epiphone case, not just a "deluxe" no-name model, and is also VERY nice. I highly recommend the case if you buy this guitar, very much worth the extra $$$. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? A variety of tones, haven't heard it really put through it's paces yet. But just the selectable pickups make a big change in tone. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Finish looks awesome. A few very minor flaws, but small and indiscreet. Average person would never know unless they were looking for flaws.
A good buy for the money
By: J.D. Andrews from Decatur,IN U.S.A.      Submitted: 10/25/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Seems to be made pretty good. Haven't had it very long yet. General Your general opinion of this product. I was concerned that the guitar quality would be bad because of being made in China. I was reading other ratings of guitar and Korea seemed to be the builders of choice, but couldn't seem to find a guitar made there. Was told that you had to take a chance on what you got and I was delighted after I got it. Looks good, finish is great, it was quality checked in U.S.A. sounds really good to. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Sound is great, you can get mellow beautiful sounds to heavy,very versatile Finish How did the stain or paint job look? NO flaws in the finish, craftsmanship as far as I can tell is really good.
They Got It Right!
By: from , anonmyous18760      Submitted: 6/11/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? General Your general opinion of this product. Awesome hollow-body. handles everything from Clapton to Beatles to Jack Johnson easily. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Smooth as leather Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Beautiful
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