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DoctorRobert
Through the bathroom window
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28 November 2010 - 12.16pm

Hey all! This christmas I will be getting the Epiphone Dot guitar, an exact replica of John's Gibson Casino. a-hard-days-night-john-6

But I'm in a dilemma of what song to play first on it. What song do you think I should christen it with?

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You all will have read that Dave Dee is no longer with us. But Mickey and Titch and I would like to carry on the good work that's always gone down in number two.

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Dear Prudence
Coming down fast but miles above you.
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28 November 2010 - 4.38pm

Umm.... how about "You've got to Hide Your Love away?"

Dear Prudence

Giving you quality -Facepalms- , since August 7, 2010.

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robert
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28 November 2010 - 6.57pm

Hey there - if you're looking for John's guitar it is an Epiphone Casino - not a Gibson Casino.

 

The Epiphone Dot is the Epiphone version of the Gibson 335.

 

The main difference is the pickups. The Dot has humbuckers- the Casino has P-90's.

 

You can get the Epiphone Casino in the blonde version or the sunburst original version. If you get the blonde version take off the pickguard and it will look like John's. Whethter it will sound like John has more to do with your fingers!

 

I think you can see one at this link:

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.....sku=518295

"She looks more like him than I do."

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Joe
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29 November 2010 - 1.24pm

There are actually two Epiphone Lennon-branded Casinos.

http://www.epiphone.com/defaul.....ctionID=17

http://www.epiphone.com/defaul.....ctionID=17 - this is a cheaper 'inspired by' version which isn't an exact replica, but supposedly sounds and plays pretty good. They're nice looking guitars, though I've never tried one.

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GniknuS
Rain? I don't mind
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30 November 2010 - 3.57am

I've always wanted an Epiphone Casino, but they have always been a bit out of my price range. Although I just got a new Fender, so I think I'm good for at least a year, then I'll buy the Epiphone Casino.

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Marcelo
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1 December 2010 - 8.08pm

The Epiphone Casino is a full-hollow guitar, the Epiphone Dot, as the Gibson 335, is a semi-hollow guitar (it have a block of wood inside, fulling the centre of the body, from neck to bottom).

The signature John Lennon Signature comes in two colours: sunburst (red-orange-yellow) and natural.

I think there isn't a left-handed version of the Casino, but I have a left-handed Dot. I'm so happy with her, because she looks so good and sounds better!

 

Anyway, DoctorRobert, you have to play Yer Blues!

I'd like to say "thank you" on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition.
John Lennon

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Johnandonandonandon
Australia
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2 December 2010 - 1.25am

I myself have a rather weathered 1957 (???) Gibson Les Paul Goldtop. It's pretty worn. I'm thinking about replacing the body colour with a cherry sunburst. Looks pretty good.

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JoB
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2 December 2010 - 1.30am

Johnandonandonandon said:

I myself have a rather weathered 1957 (???) Gibson Les Paul Goldtop. It's pretty worn. I'm thinking about replacing the body colour with a cherry sunburst. Looks pretty good.


Was that that goldish one you were playing at the concert last night? Cause that was a cool one

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Joe
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2 December 2010 - 10.23am

If you had a genuine 1957 gold top you'd be daft to make any changes apart from restorative ones.

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sarah machinella
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2 December 2010 - 10.30am

Yeah, getting it repainted would make it lose HEAPS of value. Don't do it

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Johnandonandonandon
Australia
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8 December 2010 - 10.32am

Joe said:

If you had a genuine 1957 gold top you'd be daft to make any changes apart from restorative ones.


Didn't know it would be that stupid :S

It's pretty scratched, I might try and atleast get it looking sort of new again.

Don't you dare steal my cookies.

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robert
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8 December 2010 - 10.40am

Don't do anything to it. Scratches don't affect the value as much as having the finish changed - you could actually lower the value of the guitar by having cosmetic work repaired.

Things like neck alignment, action, set-up - those things are worth doing - but I don't recommend any cosmetci work.

 

Post a picture of it or send it to my PM if you want more info. I've been playing guitar since 1964.

"She looks more like him than I do."

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Joe
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9 December 2010 - 12.53pm

Johnandonandonandon - is it a genuine '57 Les Paul or a reissue? If the former, get it properly valued and insured.
http://vintage-guitars.blogspo.....ldtop.html
http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Su.....berSearch/

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vonbontee
Inside an Apple Orchard in a Letterbox
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9 December 2010 - 4.59pm

My own guitar's very much in the 335/Casino style. An Alcivar, Japanese, to be precise. Beautiful wood-grain finish. Always sounded fine to me, not that I was ever good enough for it to make much difference.

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

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