Overview

The Epiphone Casino was one of the main thinline hollowbodies produced by Epiphone following the brand's acquisition by Gibson in 1957. Unlike a Gibson ES-335 or an Epiphone Sheraton, the Casino is a full hollowbody and lacks a wood centerblock running through the middle of the body. The Casino’s close association with the Beatles has greatly enhanced its reputation and collectability. 

Years of Production: 1961 - 1970, 1995 - present

Body Style: Double cutaway thinbody archtop, full hollowbody

Design Elements:  Two single-coil P90 pickups, trapeze tailpiece, tune-o-matic bridge, single bound body 

Notable Players: John Lennon, George Harrison, Keith Richards, Noel Gallagher


Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • Casino
Finish
  • Goldtop
Year
  • 2010s
Made In
  • China
Categories
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Body Type
  • Hollow Body
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Number of Strings
  • 6 String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed

From the Price Guide

Reviews for the Epiphone Casino Goldtop
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  • Love, love, love!

    Verified Purchase

    It's not just because I'm a HUGE Beatles fan... There's just something special about the Casino and I'm so thrilled to finally have one in my arsenal. My favorite thing right now is how thin it is.

  • Epi Casino Goldtop

    I was at Alamo Music Center in San Antonio, found a Gibson 335. Picked it up but I couldn't distinguish it from my Epi Casino. I'm going to keep my Epi. There's not enough difference to justify buying a Gibson.

  • As good as a Gibson

    Verified Purchase

    I have a 63 ES 330, a 2018 Olive Drab ES 330 and now this Epi. Gold Top . I would say it plays and sounds every bit as good, although it's voice is slightly hotter with a bit more gain . Worth every penny . The neck connection to the body at the 17th fret makes these way easier to play than the …

  • Epiphone is the best value

    This is a great guitar, it plays so nice and feels so good. I like it better than my Gibson Les Paul Studio. Superb craftsmanship. Amazing hollow body sound. Get one.

  • Verified Purchase

    Love the gold, sounds great, feels great, beats paying $6k for a '65