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28 November 2010
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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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Umm.... how about "You've got to Hide Your Love away?"

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28 November 2010
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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

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29 November 2010
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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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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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1 December 2010
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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!

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

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

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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.

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8 December 2010
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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.

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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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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.

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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.  

What a coincidence, George uses a 1957 Gibson Les Paul on several classic Beatles songs, most notably Something. Although his was repainted cherry red, his originally had a goldtop finish.

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1957 Les Paul = a holy grail guitar. Could be worth many thousands if in good condition. 

Speaking of Casinos, I played a new model recently and didn't think much to it.

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Is it in sunburst, natural, or another finish. I'd love to have a sunburst Casino so i can be like Paul.

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The one I played was a natural finish, so very similar to John's. I agree, the sunburst is probably my favourite finish. I could see why John was complaining about it in the Imagine documentary, it's not the most comfortable guitar to play.

I think I actually prefer goldtop on a Les Paul to cherry sunburst. I saw one a 50's one the other day and it looked stunning.

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This may seem like a stupid question but does your Casino have a pickguard on it. The reason i'm asking is because Epiphone stupidly decided to make a natural finished Epiphone Casino with a white pickguard. Personally, if i got a Casino with a natural finish i'd remove the pickguard if there was one on there because John never used his with one while it was natural. In fact, during the Yellow Submarine AKA early 1968 sessions, John used his Casino in a sunburst finish without it's pickguard, as seen here in this Hey Bulldog clip.

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Yes the one I played had a white pickguard, which I agree doesn't look nice at all. I'm not sure when they started introducing the pickguard so you might want to do some research on that. 

I love the Casino that John plays in the video a-hard-days-night-john-6

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